Monday, November 24, 2008

Working Girl (Part 1)

I know it has been a while since I've posted, so I wanted to let you all know that I have NOT fallen into a giant hole somewhere. Shew...I know you'll sleep better tonight. :o)

I have many updates for you, and many posts floating about in my head. One of the news worthy items is reflected in my title...let me start at the beginning...

I am an Occupational Therapist (OT). My mom is an LPN (licensed practical nurse). She stopped working in nursing when I was born, and although she does not regret being home with my sister and me, she does not feel she is competent, after so many years, to return to nursing. She has encouraged me to keep my OT skills current by working one or two days a week.Well, of course, the ability to do this largely depends on childcare as Addie K ranks very high on my priority list. I think I've mentioned before that my mom is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of them ALL. She is incredibly talented in many areas. She has several part time jobs to use her many gifts and talents.

Based on this background, a solution was formed where I would go back to work two days a week, and my mom would drive from PA to MD (1 hour and 45 min) and watch her while I work. In a perfect world, she would come Wed night, I would work Thurs and Fri, and she would leave when I get home on Friday afternoon. The beauty of this plan is that if Patrick and I have plans to come to PA for the weekend, mom can bring Addie K to PA on Friday morning and get things done at her own house, and Pat and I can drive together after he gets home from work.

Stay tuned...more to come.

5 comments:

Mari said...

It sounds like a good plan. I agree with your Mom that it would be great if you could work a little to remain comfortable in your field!

Just Mom said...

Your mom is awesome to help you do that.

I work 1-2 days a month, on average, at the newspaper. I would love it if my mom were able to watch my kiddo, but she lives an ocean away.

John and Amanda said...

Wow, big news! An abrupt ending to your post with lots of questions still left unaswered! :) Anxiously awaiting to hear more!!

Musicaljean said...

Oh my word, I'm jealous of your mom already!! She is so lucky!!

Monica said...

I work one day/week and I soo look forward to it. That is the one day where I am a nurse and I have adult conversation. I am fortunate to have my mom literally like an 1/8 mile from my house.