Many Mamas I know are entertaining the idea of reentering the workforce, as I've written recently. It's a daunting thing, to return to an adult world of meetings and conference calls when, for years, your daily routine has been comprised of diaper changes, milk spills and surgically removing sticky Cheerios from clothing and other surfaces. Let's face it, daily showers and tailored clothing are almost anathema to stay-at-home Mamahood.
This week, the New York Times blog Motherlode offers some practical advice for Mamas looking to reintegrate themselves into the workforce. It isn't always easy, but, as Lisa Belkin writes, with a little effort and some good advice, it can be done.
There are many bright sides to returning to work: grown-up camaraderie, a sense of accomplishment, and, perhaps most seductively, private potty time.