Working Mom Wednesday: Do you bring work home?

As a working mom, I am always struggling with the work/life balance. I feel like it is a constant battle. I wish I could shut work off in my brain when I walked in the door, but I can’t shut it off. If you walked into my house and looked at our desk in the kitchen, you would think, not a chance do I bring work home.

Well, unless I work for the wine industry. Which I don’t. Sigh.


But, I have a dirty secret.

I do bring work home. I have another office location.

I didn’t screw up. I put a picture of my master bathroom. If you look on top of my hamper you will see my evidence.

Computer power cord can be found most regularly in my bathroom.

I would say I have a problem, but I don’t think I do. I get a lot done in the bathroom. Work wise. I have written some of my best work on the floor of this special room.

However, I do try to hide it. Especially from my boss lady.

But sometimes I get busted. The conversations go something like this:

    Boss Lady: Hey Leah!

    Leah: Hi Boss Lady!


    Boss Lady: Just wanted to talk to you about XYZ.

    Leah: Great. I needed to touch base with you on that too. I had some thoughts…


    Boss Lady: Wait. Where are you? It sounds like there is an echo, almost like a cave. Are you in a bathroom?

    Leah: Uh. Well. Um. Maybe. It’s just so quiet. The kids don’t bother me in here because it is boring. I am getting so much done. It is sort of like hiding in a cave.


    Boss Lady: Hysterical laughing.

It is weird. I know. But I blame this.

It is just so warm and cozy and white noise like. I just crank on the space heater and go to town on the laptop to the wee hours of the night. And our office is just not as cozy. Plus my husband would have to learn how to share.

So, yes, I have a problem. I bring work home.

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Comments

  1. Lana says

    Too funny! This bringing work home thing is why I "retired" from teaching. I had a hard enough time keeping up with grading when it was just myself to take care of. My hats off to those who do it all. I humbly bowed out of the race! Now my work is home, and I can't get away from it! ACK!!!! ;-)

  2. Kim says

    Hilarious. You gotta do what you gotta do! Love the picture of the desk in your kitchen. Hey at least you have good taste in wine!

  3. Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs says

    We are too alike. I am often known to take conference call from our closet which is in our master bath. This way I can lock the bathroom door and have an extra barrier. A working mom has to do what she has to do. :-) So good to see you last night.

  4. Cris says

    I hide in my car. Perhaps we need a Super Mommy Secrets on how you get them to leave you alone in the bathroom!

  5. Just Another Mom of 2 says

    Oh I love it! It's amazing how moms instinctively choose the bathroom. It really is the only place to be alone!

  6. Farmchick says

    This is too funny, because I hide in our master bath with the heater on!! Seriously! And, I also have a wine habit, but I stick my wine bottles in an old, antique cabinet….otherwise my kids would hide them from me as a joke.

  7. Jeanette says

    I think I need to have an intervention on your office and build you my hillbilly wine cellar! Funny!!

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