I'm after some tips (organisational, etc) on how to survive returning to work following maternity leave. My main issue will be the long long days...
I start back in 4 weeks, doing 3 days a week.
I have a 10 month old who will go to daycare.
DF works overseas so isn't here to help.
The commute to/from work is 2.5 hrs (5 hr round trip). I will need to leave home at 6:15am to be at daycare when they open at 6:30am and will get home about 7:30pm. DD's daycare do not provide food so I will need to make her breakfast, lunch, dinner each day. And snacks.
My mum has agreed to pick her up from daycare as I won't get home in time and I'm hoping that once I'm back at work I'll be able to finish an hour earlier one day a week so I can pick up DD (not sure if that going to be possible, some begging may be required) and my mum will only need to do the pickup two days a week.
Someone please tell me I'm not insane?!? I'm quietly freaking out.
Please also some tips of daycare food I can prepare a few days in advance would be great! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas
DD does not sleep well (wakes 4 times on a good night, 8 on a bad night) so I'll be doing this all while very very tried.