Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#Naptime Pursuits: 3 Ways I Prepared to go Back to Work

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Tomorrow is my first day back to work. I am spending Baby Girl's nap times preparing for the inevitable. I won't always have this "me time" to get things done during the week now that I am going to be back at work. I'll be spending weekend nap times and weekday bedtimes doing IEP reports, writing lesson plans and trying to get my class back in order after my 4-month leave. With my last day off, I have some tips to help anyone in a similar situation to prepare for returning to work.

1. Make sure your house is in order. This would look different to everyone, but to me, that means making sure laundry is all washed and put away, the house is vacuumed, everything is put away- mail, toys, sewing stuff, crafting stuff, etc. and that our counters are cleared off. This also means washing all dishes and emptying the dishwasher. This is two-fold this week; Sunday is Baby Girl's baptism so I need to get the house in order for that as well. I sleep better, am more focused and less anxious when the house is taken care of.

2. Prepping some foods. We have been using our menu plan again (see my post on it here). I will be prepping the salads we will be having this week with dinner. I will also be prepping my breakfast smoothies and trying to get some lunch stuffs prepped for the week.

3. Getting my heart "ready". Right now, I have to go back to work, but that doesn't mean my heart is truly in it. I love my job, but I feel my most important job(s) is(are) to raise our daughter with Hubby and to be Hubby's wife. I will be spending some time with God preparing my heart and mind for tomorrow, making sure to ask for patience, perseverance, comfort and understanding. I know I am not the only mom, nor will I be the last, to ever feel this way. I know that it will probably get easier, but that still doesn't make me feel better- I'll delve into that in another post :-)

What were some things you did to prepare for going back to work?


  1. Good luck with those IEP's! I know they are a bear. I hope you have a wonderful return and you are a blessing to your students. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Getting your heart ready is so important. The rest will fall into place. Go get 'em!

  3. Good luck on your first day back! You'll be fantastic!


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