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Pros and consProsExtra money -  Not relying on Brad and pants maternity pay is the best feeling in the world. Knowing i’m getting a lump sum of money in my account every month that i’ve earned myself and wont feel guilty spending as i know that it’s my money and not Brad’s.Independence - Having some non mummy time! I love being a mummy but you loose your identity when you have a baby, you’re no longer “Hi, this is Nicole” you’re “Hi, this is Lucas’ mummy” It’s nice to be able to introduce yourself as “Nicole” and have people refer to you as it.Absence makes the heart grow fonder - I now appreciate my mummy time and family time more than I did before. I get time to miss Lucas and Brad and it makes us bond better strangely enough.ConsMissing them - It’s obviously great to miss them, but with only one day together a week, it does make us both awfully selfish and crave the day together, we also feel like we miss out on things they do. Pancake day for example. We’re going to have to do it on the sunday before hand because we cannot all be together on pancake day and making pancakes for Lucas at 8pm is not even close to a great idea.Exhaustion -If you weren’t exhausted before, then add 36 hours on your feet a week and then parenting at the same time. You suffer more when you feel ill as you’re run down as well as just tired and there is never a time to feel better.Lack of blogging/vlogging - Being so exhausted all the time, and running my own little business alongside my full time job, I am still struggling with lack of blog and vlog posts. It’s my mission to attempt a sunday funday post this weekend and by the end of february have a new youtube video uploaded. I love doing them, I just need to find the time. Childcare - We’re very lucky and work in the same nursing home so we work opposite shifts in the week, except Saturdays where we both work and My mum has his one week and Brad’s mum the following week. Luckily we don’t have to pay out for childcare as we have such wonderful parents and know that if neither our mums could do it, we would always be able to rely on another family member. It does suck though having to rely on childcare, but I know both nanna/nanny’s love having him and love having their bonding time.Lucas is wearing our dapper bunnies bib… Find us on etsy by searching littlelucaslovesHow did you mummy’s find going back to work? Did you go back? Do you love being a stay at home mummy?

Pros and cons

Pros
  1. Extra money -  Not relying on Brad and pants maternity pay is the best feeling in the world. Knowing i’m getting a lump sum of money in my account every month that i’ve earned myself and wont feel guilty spending as i know that it’s my money and not Brad’s.
  2. Independence - Having some non mummy time! I love being a mummy but you loose your identity when you have a baby, you’re no longer “Hi, this is Nicole” you’re “Hi, this is Lucas’ mummy” It’s nice to be able to introduce yourself as “Nicole” and have people refer to you as it.
  3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - I now appreciate my mummy time and family time more than I did before. I get time to miss Lucas and Brad and it makes us bond better strangely enough.
Cons
  1. Missing them - It’s obviously great to miss them, but with only one day together a week, it does make us both awfully selfish and crave the day together, we also feel like we miss out on things they do. Pancake day for example. We’re going to have to do it on the sunday before hand because we cannot all be together on pancake day and making pancakes for Lucas at 8pm is not even close to a great idea.
  2. Exhaustion -If you weren’t exhausted before, then add 36 hours on your feet a week and then parenting at the same time. You suffer more when you feel ill as you’re run down as well as just tired and there is never a time to feel better.
  3. Lack of blogging/vlogging - Being so exhausted all the time, and running my own little business alongside my full time job, I am still struggling with lack of blog and vlog posts. It’s my mission to attempt a sunday funday post this weekend and by the end of february have a new youtube video uploaded. I love doing them, I just need to find the time. 
  4. Childcare - We’re very lucky and work in the same nursing home so we work opposite shifts in the week, except Saturdays where we both work and My mum has his one week and Brad’s mum the following week. Luckily we don’t have to pay out for childcare as we have such wonderful parents and know that if neither our mums could do it, we would always be able to rely on another family member. It does suck though having to rely on childcare, but I know both nanna/nanny’s love having him and love having their bonding time.
Lucas is wearing our dapper bunnies bib… Find us on etsy by searching littlelucasloves
How did you mummy’s find going back to work? Did you go back? Do you love being a stay at home mummy?