I went back to work outside of the home 3 weeks ago. It was a very good offer in my specialty area and felt it was an opportunity I couldn't refuse. My employer is fantastic and was surprised by how much I missed doing this kind of work. My job is more cerebral than physical and after a 10 hour work day I come home mentally fatigued and feeling physically unhealthy from being indoors. The kids have eaten at McDonalds three times in the last 2 weeks and the quality of my home cooked meals have deteriorated to the point where we are basically eating pasta and salad every night.. I neglected the compost and threw everything into the garbage this week. The house work and laundry is being neglected . I have to get more organized with meal planning...I need to plan out the weeks menu in advance. Somewhere in this new life I have to find the balance and not lose my dreams of living lightly.