Today is my first day back at work. I had a generous 12 weeks of maternity leave, and it was great to be at home with my baby girl. But, Momma's got to work, so back I go. Over the holidays everyone asked me how I felt about it. I wasn't quite sure what to answer. I mean does anyone feel good about leaving their baby at "school?" How do they think I feel about it? Amazing? Nope. Just necessary. So we can live in a nice house, take her on vacations and do things like pay for college. No, I am not going back part time. I have a full time type job. A good one that might not be there in a few years if I decided I want to work then. So this morning I got up early so I could get myself ready before she woke up. And I skipped the mascara. Because I may or may not be anticipating some tears. On my part, not hers.