Returning to Work after having Twins



Tomorrow is the day – I am trading in my flip flops for high heels. I am trading in diapers and melt downs for water cooler chats and mostly well behaved adults :)

The twins are 3 months away from turning 3 years old, and I am returning to work. I have a mixture of emotions but mostly I feel gratitude for the time I have had at home watching my tiny infants grow into little independent toddlers.

I am nervous that I will want to sound intelligent and all that work lingo and jargon I used to possess has now been replaced by my knowledge of butt cream, time outs and healthy snack choices!

But on the other hand I am super excited about getting the chance to use my counseling degree, and spend some times using the other part of my brain. I feel I am definitely ready to step out in to the work force and be great at it again.

It’s hard thinking about leaving my kids to go to work. Don’t get me wrong with twins,  survival depended on me having lots of help from family, friends, nannies and sitters. I am glad my time at work will give daddy extra bonding time with the boys. It just seems like it is a step into a new phase, and it highlights the fact that my babies are growing up.

I take my hat off to the moms that have to go straight back to work after their maternity leave, when the pull may (or may not) have been strong to stay at home with your children. I am sure it couldn’t have been easy.  I think it makes it easier if you feel your support system is amazing.

So off I go to work.

 I won’t worry if my co-workers are eating healthy snacks,  I will try not to put my co-workers into time out, and I will definitely try not to ask them if they are ready to use the potty!!

Wish me luck :)

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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19 Responses to Returning to Work after having Twins

  1. I am confident that your counseling skills will return and work fabulously. I know! I have tested those skills a time or two. :)

  2. Clare says:

    I did not realise that it was happening so soon. Good luck, but I know you will be great. All love. Xxxxx

  3. I am an in home childcare provider and I know from the other end that I am sure you will have a hard time leaving the twins. I have had mom’s on their first day back to work, leave my house in tears but you can do it. A week into working they are then making fun at themselves for behaving that way because they are so happy to be working again.

    Good luck and you can do it!!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Wow Tammy, I take my hat off to you, loving and caring for all those kiddos (and supporting those mamas too!).
      Had a great first day and best of all was coming home to the family and everyone was HAPPY!

  4. Congratulations on your new position. I hope that every things works out. I hope that you are able to keep up with your blog.

  5. Sista says:

    Good luck Sista!! Get out there and be the best that you can be, that’s the type of thing you might say to me ;0)! I can guarantee that you will wish that flip flops were part of your “work attire”, hell sometimes I do. It’s just like ridding a bike, you’ll soon feel like you never left. I love you and know you will succeed at anything you put your mind too, us girls are like that! Enjoy this new Chapter in your life, BUT don’t forget to BLOG!!!!

  6. Michele says:

    You will do fine–just don’t be too surprised that your 3 year old twins are better behaved then your new co-workers!

  7. Pamela R says:

    Best of luck returning back to the work force—Hope your first day was good and you were greeted at the door with HUGE HUGS =)

  8. Becky says:

    Best of luck to you!! You’ll do great!

  9. Sofia says:

    Best of luck!! You can totally do it! Before you know it your kiddos will get used to the new reality…imagine all the hugs and kisses you will get when you get home after work!

  10. Your twins are super adorable!! I’ve been a Stay/Work at home mom for almost 4 years now. I am about to go back to work though. My daughter starts preschool the 21st

  11. Lexie Lane says:

    Oh! I can’t believe you’re leaving us! Actually, I know you’re not but I’m very excited for you. Hope you had a great week!

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