Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Before I had my daughter I told anyone that asked that I was adamant about returning to work and not becoming a stay at home mom. I even told my boss that I would only need 6 weeks off. I vowed that I would remain a strong and independent woman even though I was becoming a mother.

I ended up taking 9 weeks off and by the end of it I really wished that I didn’t have to return so soon, or ever. My daughter’s sweet baby coos and teeny tiny toes had all but crumbled my wish to return to work.

Escape to the Mountains

This month I’ve been obsessively grooming my blog and working on getting my brand out there. It’s been a real eye opening as to how much work really goes into advertising this blog, so worth it, but it is exhausting. Especially with a toddler who thinks bedtime is somewhere between 10 pm and never o’clock and a full time job.

That is why a few weekends ago I asked my parents if we could go up to our cabin for a one day get away.

Bridget turns ONE

We celebrated Bridget’s first birthday in June and it was such a great time! I initially didn’t want to do anything major for her because she wouldn’t remember it and it seemed silly to spend so much money….however, last minute I decided to ask my mom for help. I wanted a low key BBQ to celebrate, but I should’ve known that nothing with my mom is ever low key, it’s just not her style.

My mom cooked up a storm, we had a few family and friends come over to celebrate and Bridget (and me) were surprised with a pineapple piñata! Bridget really enjoyed smacking the heck out of it, it’s definitely a tradition that we will continue.

4th of July Beach Volleyball

Sorry for my absence, I spent a large part of June trying to transfer Petite Pepper from Blogger to Wordpress, and it was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be….definitely felt like I had no idea what I was doing for about 90% of the time. But I FINALLY got it to wordpress and I LOVE it, it’s got so many great plugins and cool themes, so if you are looking to transfer everything from blogger to wordpress, check this site out, it was so helpful and informative, and best of all was dummy proof!

We celebrated Bridget’s First Birthday in June, I can’t believe I’m a mommy to a toddler now. She is walking all over the place and is getting into so many things.