So yes, tomorrow is my big return to work from maternity leave. I'm pretty excited actually, it's definitely easier to go back the second time around, especially because we have an amazing babysitter. Now the weather is not exactly working with me, with about a foot of snow predicted. NJ Transit is not known for rolling with the weather punches, so my return could be delayed a tad. My main concern is getting back home on time in the evening to my hungry daughter.
So all day, all I've been able to think of bookwise is Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It, the hilarious and heartfelt Bridget Jones-for-the working-mom-novel. When it was first published I was still single and childless (though engaged and about to become a full-time stepmom) and I remember how much I enjoyed it while it also STRESSED me out. Five years and two more kids later, I now know "how she does it," not perfectly, but humanly, as long as she cuts herself, and her family, a fair amount of slack. So back to the (paid) workforce I go!