Why does Monday seem to be so hard for working moms? Especially when you leave little ones behind for a stressful day at the office. What can you do?

Monday Seems to Be the Hardest Day

Why does Monday seem to be so hard for working moms? Especially when you leave little ones behind for a stressful day at the office. What can you do?

I really hate Mondays. I know, so does everyone (e.g., Garfield, Leslie Knope). But as a working mom who spends the majority of her weekday (waking) hours at the office, Mondays feel even harder.

From Friday evening till Monday morning, I get to spend good, quality time at home with my family. I can just watch Cassie do her thing: toddling laps around the first floor, mimicking our words as she learns to talk, laughing at my silly faces. Jay and I can chill out together in the living room when Cassie’s napping. The dog even gets a little more love.

But on Monday morning, I have to emotionally shift out of weekend-mama gear into hard-core mile-a-minute office gear. I gotta tell you, there’s whiplash. Sometimes, I cry a little between dropping Cassie off at the sitter’s and heading into our Monday morning staff meeting. I definitely feel a sense of baby withdrawal throughout the day. By the time I get home, I need a Cassie fix BAD.

The rest of the week isn’t easier, exactly. But at least I’m somewhat numbed by the Monday whiplash, and I’m already that much closer to another weekend with the fam.

How are Mondays for all you WMAGs out there? Any advice for making it easier, or less painful?

Why does Monday seem to be so hard for working moms? Especially when you leave little ones behind for a stressful day at the office. What can you do?

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7 thoughts on “Monday Seems to Be the Hardest Day

  1. yes, i’m with you on that. i just wrote about it this morning after feeling guilty about losing my temper, then tried to blame it on the in-laws.

  2. Ugh. I feel you, Sue. Mondays are always so hard. Especially as O cries when I leave him. Then today, he fussed the ENTIRE time from when we stepped in the door until he went down to sleep. Not exactly the O fix I wanted…

  3. I hate Mondays, too. Maybe we should be Working Moms Against Mondays. I wonder if we started work on Tuesdays would it suck just as bad?

  4. Oh yeah. Mondays I get this feeling of dread when I arrive at the office bldg where I work. Step on the elevator, press the button, avoid eye contact with others and the work week begins. But, you know, I thrive off of pressure. I complain about it, but I love that feeling of driving home after having a kick butt day at work.

  5. Oh Yes. Mondays seem to be the toughest and I have had the same feeling of whiplash. Even when I am at office, my mind is on how the the kids are and if they are doing well as they are small. But the best thing is after a tiring day of work, I love it when I get to see my family back. It reduces the whole day of stress.

  6. The longing in my gut and heart of hearts to be with my 2 month old baby. I cry daily on my way in to work. My mom is watching him now and sends me pictures of his smiling face. It leaves me feeling more hurt because i should be with him during these times, causing him to smile and feeling that love.
    This past Monday was the first one for me since i went back to work on a Thursday. I cried all the way to the office and in the office. The hurt just fills me up and makes it hard to breathe. PPL at my office know how hurt i am and can see the pain and suffering written all over me. I want to be home more than anything with my baby!

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