My new weekly routine conisists of 4 half days and 1 full day at work. Paddy comes with me every day and on the full day my wonderful mother looks after him for me. I can do this, in fact I am finding my work life far easier because of it. It's just my home life that isn't easier.
I have never been a working mum before so things like getting to the end of the week and not being able to see my floor for mess or deciding what is for dinner at 4pm that afternoon on the drive home are new ones for me.
I am desperate to find a rhythm for this new way of being. A rhythm that will still allow the home me to shine through - the me that bakes, the me that grocery shops for quality and nutrition rather than convenience, the me that crafts, the me that blogs.
Other working mums out there, how did you find your rhythm so that the most important things remained the most important and didn't get swallowed up by the working you?