It’s time for another lady to share her story and her working mum struggles. I’ve had some great mums involved so far and you can read all of the guest posts for Interview With A Working mum here.
Not all mums intend to return to work after having kids, but sometimes things happen that change your well-laid plans. This week’s guest blogger is Vicky from Beautiful You who planned to be a stay at home mum until her husband was made redundant…
Frist Up, Please can you Introduce yourself…
My name is Vicky and I am a 25 year old mum of one from Yorkshire. I share my home with my husband, Gary (29), daughter Laila (3), and our Patterdale terrier, Ronnie.
What line of work are you in?
I work in Business Development for a marketing agency. I also run my own blog.
How many hours do you work?
I work full time, 5 days a week.
Are you in the same job/line of work as before you had your daughter?
Tricky one! When I went on maternity leave I worked in recruitment and didn’t return as it was intended for me to be a SAHM. However, when my husband was made redundant, my previous employer snapped me straight back up but I return to Sales/Business Development. Thanks to my new found confidence I had since having Laila I kept excelling and was managing the department and 25 staff within 12 months! The demands and stress did take its toll and I decided to leave the company earlier this year and have alternate and much more pleasurable employment.
How quickly did you return to work after having your daughter?
Did you want to return to work?
No, but needs must!
What are the hardest things about being a working mum?
I think as Laila is now a toddler it’s harder now than it has been before, as she is developing into her own character which I am missing.
What are your favourite things about being a working mum?
A strange as it sounds, to miss one another, I love her running towards me when I get home and telling me about her day.
What are your least favourite things about being a working mum?
Leaving on a morning!
Do you have any tips for other working mums?
Don’t get cut up with guilt! Remember it’s important to have your identity aside from being a mummy!!
Thanks to Vicky for sharing her story. If you’d like to find out more about her you can follow her on Twitter here.
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