I'm on week 3 of being a "working mom". As a former "stay-at-home" mom, I use the word "working" loosely and have confirmation that I worked harder being home than I do at school.
Things are going really well at my job. I have great students, small class sizes, and minimal discipline issues. It really is a welcomed break from the constant discipline issues and the emotional drain that came with being home. I've enjoyed planning lessons, leading the class, and even staff meetings. So far this is the complete opposite from my previous and first teaching experience. I do admit that I miss those random trips to Target, swinging at the park, spontaneous naps and snack time.
My new challenges in life seem to be the transition out the door in the morning or in the door in the afternoon. Also, managing the different work/home schedules and finding the time to clean the house, grocery shop, run errands, blog, and if I do have the time to get them done, it's the energy that I am lacking.
The kids are still transitioning and doing well considering, but they have their breaking down moments of asking for me to stay home with them, or giving the nanny a hard time. I try to tell myself that this is the best thing for all of us right now, but sometimes I still wonder if I will regret this choice down the road.