Despite my efforts, I have been finding it nearly impossible to keep my life in check. Between working full-time, being a mom, and keeping myself clean and fed, I don’t have time for anything else. And it’s important to have other things, too. My husband, my friends, and community involvement are also important, as are hobbies and down-time.
So, I made the decision to reduce my work schedule from 40 hours a week to 32 hours a week. Today, I got the final approval so as of Saturday I am officially part-time. I will continue to go into the office 3 days a week, and I will work 2 half-days from home. Really, a half-day is about all I can do with a baby, but I think I can do a half-day reasonably well.