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Dear Daisy, It is your first day at school...

HI ho, hi ho, off back to work we go...

Yep, both of us are now back at work. Sad times...

Although it means we can get into some kind of routine now. As much as I really don't want to!!

I have been back at work for a few months now and am finally getting into the swing of things, I am relatively lucky compared to some in that I work from home half of the week and so get to get Daisy up, dressed and ready for her day ahead. Ben has been around obviously as he has been on extended paternity leave (we split maternity - see post here) so I have seen her more than I will in the week going forward, but both myself and Ben will be working from home at various times in the week so she will be home in the afternoons with us when we can too.

Other than that she will be at the local nursery a couple of days and then a day with her grandparents and a few hours with her aunty a week. Busy weeks! But exciting, full of activities weeks for her too.

We are fortunate to have family around to be able to look after Daisy when we are working, if we didn't have that I am not sure I could have returned back to work 4 days, I think it may have been too much for Daisy and honestly our bank balance! Childcare is super expensive! And also I really don't want her in full time childcare just yet, I know some don't have a choice though before in shot down!!! 

Going back to work is so difficult, its a real pull on your heart strings when you have to say goodbye to their little faces. But really they don't notice all that much, its just us that struggle! If only finances didn't rule the way in which we have to do things and we hadn't become accustomed to a certain way of living. I have said it before that maybe we didn't have to go back to work as much as we have, but I want to be able to give Daisy everything that we can, not over materialistic but you know the little things; holidays, days out etc etc... That's sounds really spoilt but I really don't mean it that way.

I always have a Wednesday off so we can have a mummy Daisy day. We have booked into swimming lessons and are on about our 3rd week now! I will do a post about this soon :)

Lots of love,
Hayley xxx


  1. Aww its hard to face change but sure you will all get used to it and be such a fun busy week for Daisy. Wednesdays are our special day too as I'm always off then, and most fridays haha! That has gone super fast! I loove the top picture of Daisy she looks so so cute!xx

    1. It really is hard! But we do what we have to do and we just have to make the most of the time we have at home with them! I'm trying to be conscious of not rushing about shopping, hoovering etc and just sit with her while I can! Xx

  2. I'm glad you've settled into work now and I bet Daisy enjoys the time with her family when you guys are working. Like you say, it's far harder for the parents most of the time but at least you know she's in good hands.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    so cute