7 Quick Takes – Making the Transition to Work from Maternity Leave [vol. 18]



I’ve officially been back at work now for 3 weeks after having a glorious nine week maternity leave. Since I’ve made this transition four times now (I wasn’t working hen I had my eldest), I’ve come to realize there are several key components that help make this change easier. They have worked for me, and I’m sharing them in hopes they might help you too!

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 Ask for help. Do you have a friend or family member that offered to bring you a meal when the baby was born? Or who said, “Let me know if you need anything?” Don’t deny them the opportunity to be Christ to you. Instead, call or text and ask them to bring you a meal or invite them over for some laundry fun that first week you’ll be back at work. Transition is never easy, and you can use the extra support. Truly, people who want to help will help, they just often don’t know what would be the most helpful for YOU. So, instead of smiling and nodding and insisting that your fine, ask them to step up. And DON’T feel guilty about it. You’d happily help them out if the roles were reversed, right? RIGHT.

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7 Quick Takes – Top Seven Posts OF ALL TIME [vol. 17]

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I’se gonna have a nice, new, purty, and well-researched 7QT for y’all this week, but um…I have no brain left. This week alone, I’ve been swamped with the first day of school, an oral challenge test at the allergist’s (YAY! ELIZABETH CAN NOW HAVE PEANUT BUTTER!), teaching an Essential Oils 101 class, class registration for my fall semester, planning tomorrow’s Blessed Is She Brunch here in Houston, and a whole host of other items. SO…instead of a well-manicured, witty post, you get… CAJUNTEXASMOM’S TOP SEVEN POSTS OF ALL TIME (ok, so the blog’s only 14 months old. But still.) OF ALL TIME.  And, to create suspense, I will list them in countdown order, AND will include an update about each post!  Whoo. Hoo.
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7 Quick Takes – Playing Catch-Up! [vol.15]

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One of the hazards of being a work-outside-the-home, sole-breadwinner mom is that sometimes, ye olde blog has to take a backseat to that alternate universe I live in called “Real Life.”  What has had me so distracted that I haven’t popped in over here in a long while?  Well, I’m glad you asked!
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7 Quick Takes — Liturgical New Year, Advent, and Gift Ideas [vol. 11]

Y’all. Y’ALL!!!! It’s only 16 days til Advent, and counting.  The Liturigcal Year is almost over (come on feast of Christ the King!) and we are about to celebrate our Catholic New Year!  Sit back, pour some champagne, and check out these super-cool, Adventy-quick takes 🙂

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7 Quick Takes — Spelling Bees, Catholic Radio, and a Monsoon [vol. 8]

Well, it’s the last official weekend of summer, and we intend to continue to sweat to death as we drown in boiling humidity enjoy our warm weather while it lasts.  Between National Cheeseburger Day yesterday and my toddler walking around in a sundress, summer still feels pretty real around here.
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