Back to Work!




I’ve been running around like a crazy person trying to get everything that I wanted to do while I was on maternity leave…I’ve had four months to do these things!! WHAT Happened?!

  1. I got wayyy too comfortable with the little guy. He is super fun to cuddle with, takes naps with, dance with…you get the point. He is just too irresistible!
  2. My DVR is evil. I am sure of it. But it’s still my best friend. I have gotten into so many new  shows since my maternity leave, and since I used to go to the gym in the evenings, I’d spend my day “catching up” with everything from the night before. TV Junkie is what I be.
  3. I took up baking, I’ve been a baking maniac since February. I have baked a total of 16 different cupcakes since I got a stand mixer. 2 Cheesecakes, many banana breads (the toddler and the hubby loves it!) and countless new recipes.

SO now I am running around doing things that I know will be hard to do once I go back to work full time with two kids! I’m trying to schedule doctor appointments, reorganize my closets, iron as much clothing as possible…I mean, the works! I’ve had four months off, where did the TIME GO!?

Returning to work is just like the first time I did it, bittersweet.

The sweet:

  • I am so excited to get back to my co-workers whom of which are like my family
  • I am excited to go back and experience the thrill of closing deals and implementing projects
  • I am excited to do my makeup everyday and intentionally wear something nice Smile
  • I am excited for the commute and hour+ usually uninterrupted to read, write, listen to music etc.
  • A second paycheck…need I say more?

The Bitter:

  • If I thought I was sleep deprived before, this is a whole new ball game.
  • Work is NOT better than cuddling with the boys
  • I have to iron again and wear grown people clothing (tights and PJs all day is a wrap)
  • The commute, sometimes it can be super aggravating travelling from BK to NYC and back every single day.

You guys are super smart. If you have ANY tips at all to help me transition back in to the swing of things I am open!



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. Blech…I hated going back to work after having a baby. Just think of the paycheck and that you'll enjoy your time with your baby even more when it's a bit limited. :)

  2. I absolutely dreaded having to go back!!! my only saving grace was knowing that my mom would be taking care of my Princess.. after the 3rd week it was ok because I was back into the full swing of things.. Now when you find out how to sleep at night.. SHARE THE SECRET.. I am struggling in the sleep arena and try to catch up on weekends with naps but that never works out the way I want it to!
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  3. oh, i got nothing. i am not looking forward to that part again. i think about it every day and the baby isn't due for a few months.
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  4. Mrs. Pancakes says:

    i feel like this would be hardest part about having a baby leaving the baby behind and going to work. hope you get lots and lots of cuddle time when you come home!
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  5. You're right, nothing replaces snuggling up with your kids. You're a fulltime super woman! Sleep is a luxary like being able to sit on the potty without little fingers shooting under the door followed by a little voice saying "mommy are you in there"? You'll find your way and it will change everyday!
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