Now that the kids are in school you need something to occupy your time and make you feel useful again. It’s been a while since you have been in the job market and your family is used to you being at home. Going back to work will not only be a change for you but your entire household.
How do you make this change so everyone can adapt and you can continue running your household smoothly?
The first thing you needed to do is sit down and talk with your family about the decision to go back to work. They needed to understand things will change because you won’t be available all the time like you were as a stay at home Mom. Everyone is going to have to work together and not depend solely on you to keep the household running. You as the parent will have to rearrange your schedule so you can still participate in your kids activities and maintain your new job.
That’s going to be the hardest part of returning back to work, accommodating everyone, and doing well at your new job also. Setting up a schedule for household chores and errands will allow you some time in the day to still attend the activities you needed to go to with your children. One of the biggest adjustments you will have to make is your time will not be as flexible as it was when you were a stay at home Mom to participate in all the activities you did. Which could lead to you feeling guilty if you let it and that’s something you shouldn’t let happen.
Once you make the decision to return to work, it should be understood that things will change for you and your family. Don’t have guilty feelings about not being able to participate and go to different events with your children. Also, accept some of your household duties will be neglected too. Returning back to work after not working for a while is an adjustment to your body, mind, and family. Everyone will have to accept this change and work with you until you get a routine that you are comfortable with and you are used to being back at the work scene. This will take some work on your part and your family to make things run as smoothly as possible. With everyone working together it can happen.
Going back to work after being a stay at home Mom is a big adjustment for everyone. You have to learn how to run your household differently and work-out a completely new schedule and routine to spend time with your family. It’s also a major adjustment for you to learn how to be somewhere every day at a certain time, for a certain reason. All of these adjustments are hard in the beginning, but as time goes on everyone will adapt.
Your family will get used to your new lifestyle and so will you. Before you know it you will have forgotten about the good old days when you stayed at home being just a housewife and Mom.Your family