#FirstDayBack To Work in Tweets and Pictures

Last Friday, Brandy returned to work full time, even though she did cheat and went in for a bit they day before as Oliver did start daycare part time to test the waters and allow Brandy some time to herself. She decided to take over @LiberatingWM for the day and live tweet how her day was going. And she even snapped a copious amount of photos to chronicle this day. I think it’s quite empowering to put so much of yourself out there for people to see, especially as her day was filled with so many great moments, where she gets to go for a quick walk to nurse and visit with baby Oliver as he’s at a center right on her work campus! It’s OK to be jealous. I am. And then I think about how Brandy letting is have a sneak peek into what great employers can do to support working moms, so that we can start to speak up and ask for more as we transition back to work after having a baby.

So here it is…in tweets and pictures, a glimpse into Brandy’s first day back to work as a working momma to two:

New hair as she’s returning to work


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Tracy is the Creator and Managing Editor for LWM. She's a working teacher momma to Abigail, born 11/09 and Olive, born 12/13. By day she teaches middle school students all things related to reading and writing, and by night and weekend, she teaches her daughter all about life. You can find her tweeting as @wa_tracy.


  1. Mary Beth says:

    Oh I love this… it takes me back. What is that huge hook thing???
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    • Brandy says:

      Got it at Target. Just a giant carabiner to carry bags. IT IS AWESOME. Groceries are the best. I can carry a bunch of bags without cutting off circulation! Everyday I have at least my purse, bottle bag, and pump bag. Somedays takeout food bag and gym bag. Insanity
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  2. Kerry says:

    What a sweet way to capture your first day back. Good luck with the ongoing transitions!
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  3. Observacious says:

    Welcome back. Love the “moooo” comment.

    How did you feel returning back to work this time versus the first time. For me my second time back was harder just because I was more tired. It’s hard to “sleep when your baby sleeps” when there is an older brother who wants mommy’s attention too. As a result my return to coffee was gradual with my first and immediate with my second.
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    • Brandy says:

      It has been great actually. A few days in and my stress is already down. So when he cries during witching hour, I am not in tears and hating life. I know he just needs to burn it off. Even with less sleep, work is a lot easier than taking care of him all day. But also Landon went to daycare while I was on maternity leave so it wasn’t like that.
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  4. Definitely jealous that his daycare is so close! I moved an hour and a half away from my job just so that I could have my sister watch my little girl while I’m at work. While I’m thankful someone who I know will love her and focus soully on her while I’m gone (not to mention no cost – besides gas, ugh) it kills me knowing that ill have to be away from her for so long because of the commute. Not to mention not being able to just run over and nurse her! Congrats!!
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  5. Way to go, mama!

    And yikes, looking at that pump… I am SO not looking forward to re-attaching myself to that beast.
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