Monday, 27 April 2015

Working Mumma [LIFE POST]

I realized that it has been ages since I have given a 'journal' like entry where I just ramble on about my life and yadda yadda. Who knows if anyone actually wants too or does but ya know, it's my blog so I feel I should be known a little better.

At current I have returned to work. It was a hard decision and believe me I would love to be a stay at home Mum with Niah all the day but it was time to move forward. I was waiting for that moment that I could see Niah didn't need me around as much anymore and wanted to be out with the kids socialising, keeping busy and being occupied with new things so it was time for me to pull the big girl pants on.

I have been back at work for about nearly a month now with my minimum of days being 4 but recently I have been working 5-5.5 days. My original plan was to go back to work part time with a maximum of 3-4 days but things have just picked up so quickly that I'm back practically working full-time.
I will work one day on a weekend and the rest of my days are during the week with having normally a two day break during the week and one weekend day off, which works for me as we never really do much during the weekends and I like to have days off in the week as it's quite if we hit the shops or I need to run errands.

Being back at work means I can stop having the fridge as my best friend and snacking constantly because I am bored at home. I can get my eating properly on control like my training is. Luckily the team at work are like minded with trying to eat healthy so I am not tempted by take out Fridays or such. Coffee will or should I say has become my addiction again as work has a coffee machine. (As per my coffee selfies below haha)

Niah is going to the beautiful and state of the art (I would call it) childcare centre. It's a natural centre that has everything wooden which is something I really love about it. Its brand new and has just opened up in the area I reside in so getting into this centre was a breeze luckily as we got their at the beginning, no doubt when word gets around about the centre it will be a centre that is hard to get into.

This childcare centre has its own dining room - kids will go into here within group lots of 4 from each room so the children get to mingle with all other aged room children. This is a great way for them to see siblings, other family members or friends outside of the centre that may be in the same childcare centre as them.
A reason why they have this dining room as well is so that children don't have to pack up what they are doing in their room and go when lunch is served. They can go off when they are ready to eat (within a given time period that the meals are being served) and don't need to come back and start there playing adventures all over again.

Niah on her way into care
Niah is a bit of a fussy eater so it will hopefully be a positive thing in that she will see other kids eating foods that she wouldn't normally have at home when she sticks her nose up to it and encourage her to eat a variety of foods. Every time I have gone in to collect Niah from daycare I'm told by the room carers that Niah ate what was on today's food menu which is brilliant to hear.

Not only is there, their own dining room but they have a little library where if the children aren't sleeping they will be taken to do some quiet reading as they don't believe children should be forced to lay down and rest if that's not what they want to do.

A parents room is also a feature at this centre and gives you a place to get your child settled should they become overwhelmed or very unsettled as you are dropping them into childcare. This room also features all the information/communication pieces for parents as well.

Being back at work has been hard to be away from Niah most days. Niah has finally adjusted properly and settled into daycare with no tears when I leave after four (4) daycare sessions which is good because it doesn't make me feel as bad for leaving her.

I'm happy to be able to move forward in life and start getting our future under way not that I'm back at work.


  1. Loving the coffee selfies (yes it becomes a huge addiction to get through the day!) and NIah is ADORBS!!!
    Rosie xx

    1. I have always been a sometimes coffee drinker but just before I even started back at work I was having a latte every morning as I finally cracked open the Nespresso Dolce Gusto that I was gifted and then it just continued on...
      'Hi I'm Nikita and I'm addicted to lattes... I'm about 2 months into my latte addiction and if I'm at work I can easily have 2 or 3 cups.'

      Nawh thank you - I think shes ADORBS too!! That photo though is a bit funny as it was windy so her eyes have all scrunched up. xx

  2. Oh wow. Your life is a busy one. Love the coffee selfies. They are very important :)

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