Being honest here…sometimes being a working mom is really tough! I realized the other day that my sweet Lucy girl spends more of her waking hours at daycare than she does with me or Whit. Ouch! That is a tough pill to swallow! And man those mornings are tough. Pump bag, work bag, cooler, files, water bottle, daycare bag, and baby! Whew! And one thing I didn’t realize when I was pregnant is that, after baby, you’re never really “100%” for anything! When I’m at work, I’m counting the hours until I get to be with my Lucy again. If anyone asks me to stay one minute after my day is over, forget it! I have really been bothered by it lately! But part-time is just not an option, and probably won’t ever be for me. It is what it is! Soooo might as well make the best of it. This morning I got up at 5, got myself ready, got Lucy up at 6, and I was out the door by 6:30. That’s it ! 30 min with my precious girl. I’ve been trying to get ready before she gets up so that teensy amount of time I get I can spend with her. This morning we had such a sweet time – she nursed her sleepy morning feeding and then snuggled while we read a story. It really carried me through the day! There are never enough minutes, never enough snuggles, never enough times singing pat-a-cake. Savor those moments, mamas!