Back to work Blues

**this is a pinterest image - my transition back to work may have been easier if my work space was this minimal and pretty

**this is a pinterest image – my transition back to work may have been easier if my work space was this minimal and pretty

Its really hard being a Mom. We go through so many challenges and obstacles, yet we keep on doubting ourselves and feel guilty for just about everything. I’m back at work for almost 2 weeks now and I really thought that coming back would be easier this time around, but it really isn’t!

Maternity Leave is really bitter sweet. The first 3 months are so tiring and hard while baby is still trying to adapt to life outside of the womb and just when baby starts to get used to it and actually form a personality, Mommy needs to get back to work.

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On the Homefront 

Hello there! Things have been quiet my side for some reason. I haven’t been super busy or anything like that, I’ve just not been myself lately. I can’t pin point who, where, why or what but I think I’ve just been so consumed in my role as a Mom that I haven’t been concentrating on my other roles all that much. It’s also the last week of my time at home and will need to brace the big bad world again.

I am happy to go back to work but I’m starting to feel the anxiety of having to leave my little Aidy baby every morning. I know he will be in good hands. Our helper is really great with him (and Alyssa) and I feel blessed that we have her in our lives.

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Product review – Surpriso Arts and Craft Box 

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Alyssa is really an arts and crafts kinda girl. Her teacher mentioned to me that although only 2, Alyssa loves doing arts and crafts and is one of the few toddlers in the class that likes to finish a project from beginning to end. From macaroni necklaces to beaded hearts, every week she comes home with a new creation.

It was therefore much to our delight when we were approached to try out the new Surpriso arts and Crafts Box.

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Mom’s link to UIF 

 

Almost all too often I see Mom’s complaining on social media about UIF agency’s not playing their part or how disastrous the process of claiming UIF benefits  on your own while on maternity leave can be.I’ve just received my final UIF payment from the department of labour and I’m not even back at work yet! This is all due to the fantastic service I received from Mom’s Link to UIF.
The last thing you want to worry about while you on maternity leave is cash flow. We all want to spend as much at home with baby but in most cases we also need to make sure that we have enough to make ends meet. In my case I was able to stay home for four months, receiving a portion of my salary and the balance was claimed from the UIF. Thanks to Mom’s Link to UIF I received that balance each month and according to schedule.

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