Stay At Home Mom No More

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After more than six months and countless of interviews later…I finally got a job.

I feel truly blessed with this job and I just knew I would love it there. The atmosphere alone is totally different and I just know this is the right place for me.

Starting tomorrow, I will work full time so I have been cherishing the last weekend with Lil’ A. That’s why I fell back on the blogging world. Please forgive me for that.

With the help of my family, I knew Lil’ A will be in good hands while I’m at work and I just got a nanny who will stay here and help watching him. My mother will help too but she’s getting too old to do things hands on.

Today will be spend in ‘training’ this new nanny and to let her and Lil’ A get to know one another. I’m nervous but so far she seems alright. Of course she’s on two weeks probation times and I will hear the feedback from my mother. This is the first time he will have a full time nanny and I’m still not use to the idea but I know this is for the best.

Returning to the corporate world again after these years won’t be easy. I feel like I already miss him but I am thankful for this job. With my age, it is really hard trying to find a job here these days.

Good things are indeed coming my way.

Now, I just need to master the balancing act of single working mom like so many other great mothers has been doing out there.

I will miss all of you and I will try my best to visit your blogs and commenting whenever I have free time. In the meantime, thank you for all your supports!

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Maureen

Lifestyle and travel blogger, founder of Single Moms Indonesia on a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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  1. October 11, 2010 / 12:54 pm

    Congrats on the new job! Big adjustment for all. I’m sure you’ll be great, as usual. I hope all goes well and that the adjustment will be smooth.
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    • Maureen
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      October 19, 2010 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks, Mama! πŸ˜€

  2. October 11, 2010 / 6:58 pm

    Congratulations on the job and good luck with the transition. I have to say that I’m quite impressed with what you’re doing to move ahead. I have a friend who separated from her husband over a year ago and she just started looking for a job and now realizes just how tight it is out there, especially for a woman who hasn’t worked in nearly 10 years. She’s a single mom too and she went into stark denial about how the divorce would change her life although she’s the one who requested the separation.

    Having gone through a divorce myself, I can’t judge her for her denial, because I experienced a little myself during my divorce; I think we all probably do. It sounds like you are taking a giant step back and taking care of things that need to be done, which is so important and setting such a great example by providing stability for you little one.

    Good luck!

    • Maureen
      Author
      October 19, 2010 / 8:39 pm

      Kimberly, thank you so much! I understand the denial part, the hoping that it was all a big ugly nightmare and I’d wake up and things would be back to normal. But now I can safely say, I had stop wishing he would walk through the door and sweep me off my feet.

      Getting this job means a lot to me. It’s a big step towards independent again.

      Appreciate your kind supportive words, girl and I hope your friend is surviving well now.

  3. October 11, 2010 / 6:59 pm

    Lady, you KNOW you have my support! Go out there and get ’em! Lil A will be totally fine! πŸ™‚

    • Maureen
      Author
      October 19, 2010 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks so much, my friend! πŸ˜€

  4. liz
    October 11, 2010 / 8:32 pm

    The very best of luck to you! Just take it day by day. This is a lot of transitions happening at once. I’ll be thinking about you!

  5. October 12, 2010 / 12:20 am

    Yay! Congratulations πŸ˜€ I’m really pleased for you and you know you have my support. You and Lil’ A have had a lot of changes recently but I know you’ll both be fine! Good luck for your first day and I’ll be thinking of you.
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  6. October 12, 2010 / 1:31 am

    Congratulations on your new job. Telling you the truth I kinda miss my ‘job world’ in Indonesia. You know, hangin out with friends at the malls during lunch break, sneakin to the stores, looking at shoes, clothes, etc.

  7. October 12, 2010 / 3:21 am

    Woo hoo!

    Congratulations! that’s the best news I’ve heard in a while! I know in a short time you’ll get into the swing of things with the new job, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    I’m so happy for you!

  8. October 12, 2010 / 3:50 am

    Oh my! Lots of changes for you this week. Good luck going back to work and with transitioning to the nanny. I know from experience how hard that can be, even if you find a nanny you really love. I’m sure you’ll do great, though! Hang in there, momma… and please be sure to take care of yourself, too!
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  9. October 12, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    Congratulations on your new job! That is fantastic news and so exciting! I know you will miss the little guy but I bet everything will seem to fall into place once you get in a routine! Good luck!
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  10. October 13, 2010 / 4:59 am

    Congrats on finding a job! That is something to celebrate, as I have been hearing how scarce jobs are now. It’s great that you have family to help with your son. I’m sure you might have a difficult adjustment period, but it sounds as if you have prepared well.

  11. October 13, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Super Maureen!! Now you’re definitely going to be super busy!! Super working mom, yay, welcome to the club. I bet it feels good in some ways, right?
    Lil’A will be just fine. He’ll tell you too. That’s the nice part about his age, he actually can speak up. And grandma is watching over him.
    Now go on with your day, impress the hell out of these people and make your way back! In a few months, it will be as if you had never left.
    Can’t wait to tell you about my new job too, 10 days away…
    Cheers my friend! And CONGRATS. Next time we meet, we won’t drink coffee, we shall drink Champagne!
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  12. October 13, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    Woo Hoo! Good luck at your new job. You are so fortunate to have found the ideal place. I’m rooting for you one hundred and ninety nine percent! The one percent is for taxes – couldn’t avoid that…
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  13. October 13, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    Congratulations!
    I’m so happy for you!
    It’s good you get a life of your own. Your son will be fine. Your relationship will get even stronger I’m sure.
    All the best!!!
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  14. October 14, 2010 / 4:03 am

    Prayers have been sent your way from me! I’m sure you and your baby will be fine. I hope you enjoy working this new job, take care.

  15. October 14, 2010 / 7:34 am

    Congratulations on your new job! You will do great and I know that you will soon be able to achieve and maintain a balance between work and family. It will all work out. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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  16. Maria
    October 14, 2010 / 7:37 am

    Congrats on your new job! I hope many more good things come your way. Though the transition to having nanny is hard, I’m sure you and Lil’A would navigate it well. Take a good care of yourself Maureen!

  17. October 16, 2010 / 12:30 am

    We will always be here, MO, and understand that your blogging time falls way after your baby and the new life you’re building for him. We’ll always be here..

  18. October 21, 2010 / 7:31 am

    Congratulations on the new job! That’s so exciting! I wish you all the best!
    -Jessica

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