Well it’s been that long since I last wrote a blog post that I’ve almost forgotten about my poor, neglected baby.
Lots has changed in the dB household of late and I am still trying to figure out how to get on top of everything. Living in a whirlwind of chaos is not doing wonders for my OCD either, so my poor nerves are still in a state of shock.
So what’s changed?? Well last month I got myself a new job. Like an actual proper job with an office and a regular salary and everything. It’s been over 5 years since I last did that, which it’s kinda cool, but a bit of a shock to the system to say the least.
I never planned to get a job this year, I was quite happy just writing my blog and doing the bits of freelance work that kept things ticking over. After a bit of a shaky start, I’ve actually come to love being a full time mum and my plan was to stay doing that until Lexi-Rose started school (I don’t think I could get away with it much after that).
However this job popped up unexpectedly and it was JUST what I wanted (but in a year or two’s time). I agonised over whether or not to go for it now or wait until the timing was better? My biggest road blog was that it was FULL TIME. Eeeek, how on earth was I going to manage that AND the whole mum thing AND the whole blog thing????
Mr D promised to help out with the ‘stay at home’ stuff so we decided that I should give it a go. I went in for the interview and I got it. YAY – I think?? SO…… you are now looking at the new content and community manager for The Healthy Mummy. That’s a very fancy name for looking after blogs and social media, but something I think I am pretty good at.
So far I have managed to miss the bus 3 times and get on a school bus, which took me everywhere BUT home. I am clearly a virgin when it comes to public transport. I’ve also lost control of my weekly meal planning, so we’ve all eaten scrambled eggs and beans on toast a few times too. On the up side, I have not missed a school pick up yet or a sports drop off and I am loving the independence the job has given me. Oh, and it’s also so good to be in smart clothes and high heels again!!
Anyone want to give me any tips on how to FIT IT ALL IN???? They’ll be gratefully received.
At the same time as landing this fab new job I also discovered that I have severe dairy, egg and gluten intolerances. Talk about tipping me off balance when I am already wobbling. For the first few days I pretty much lived on smoothies while I tried to figure out what exactly I could eat. Dairy and eggs are hidden EVERYWHERE!! I’m slowly starting to get my head around all the alternatives now and I’ve become a demon at reading food labels. I’m also craving cheese so badly that people on my morning commute are starting to look like walking blocks of brie!!! Sigh!! It will get easier I’m sure. I also have a strong feeling my girls have these intolerances too. I’m just waiting to get my own head around it all before I go and complicate things even more by having them tested. Telling them they can no longer have ice-cream and chocolate might mean they start growing horns, so I need to be prepared.
Luckily, through all the crazy that February and March have brought, I’ve still managed to get my bare feet on the beach at least twice every week and everyone is still smiling. That definitely counts as a win in my books.
Have you ever switched from full time mum to full time work? How did you survive?
Do you have any working mum tips for me?
Do you have any fussy allergy diet tips for me?
I’ll try my best not to leave it too long before my next post but in the meantime HAPPY EASTER!