It's working for Melinda Spigel
“After my 3rd, I had no choice but to go back because we had an extreme growth trajectory at Melinda Maria and I had design deadlines to meet!”
Relax – everything works out how it is supposed to – ENJOY TODAY!!
Well … I had extreme morning sickness (in my case 24 hours a day sickness) and I am not a quiet person when I get sick, so they “heard the news” without me telling them. Good times!
Well, with my first it took me almost a year because I got pregnant 3 months after my first was born and as you know from question 1, I get very sick, so I worked from home and really enjoyed being a mom. I had people running the day-to-day at work, so I was able to take that precious time with my first baby and enjoy becoming a Mommy. I loved every minute of it. After my second, it was 6 months and I was back in the office and with my 3rd I was working the day after from my hospital bed and was back in the office after 2 weeks! HA! After my 3rd, I had no choice but to go back because we had an extreme growth trajectory at Melinda Maria and I had design deadlines to meet!
My team – they physically needed me in the design room. But on the home side I have had the same nanny since my 1st son was born and she is like family. Without her I couldn’t go to work with the ease that my kids are being taken care of like I would take care of them. She is amazing.
I never expected to not feel guilty about working, but I realized after my kids came that we all need a break from each other sometimes and it makes it sweeter when we are together. I had guilt for the first few weeks going back to work, but know that my kids love their time with their nanny. She brings a different experience personally and culturally, that I would not bring, to enrich their lives. I love their relationship!