Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



MommaT's picture MommaT

Well if you ask me, your summer sounds like it was better than Europe. Family memories are far more precious than vacation memories (and certainly cheaper than Europe)!

I work full-time but my company participants in summer hours where we work longer days and have a shorter day on Friday. We also get to work from home on Fridays. It's a true blessing because during the downtime I can do my chores. This is the last week for summer hours and I'm dreading going back to normal hours. Now I will lose some of my quality "S. time" to doing chores.

And if I ask myself, "how do I feel when I walk to my building?" Happy and very blessed to work in my department. Everyone in my department puts family first. It's hard to find a job that does that. In my previous position (same company), my boss suggested I switch to part-time so that I could balance work and family. He wasn't the nicest of people and I HATED my job then. I jumped on the chance to transfer to another job and luckily I scored my current job. Now I love coming to work (even with a 3 hour commute each day--*perfect homework time*).

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I understand just what you mean. My summers "off" are often more difficult than the school year in some ways. I have child care to help out during the school year and then come summer, it's all me! Of course I wouldn't have it any other way.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think that when employers learn that happy individuals/families make for happy, productive employees, they are more that willing to help employees achieve a balance. Thank goodness for family-friendly work places!