For many moms, one of the hardest parts of being a new parent is going back to work after maternity leave ends, and not even Khloé Kardashian is immune. This week, she went back to work for the first time since giving birth to the adorable True Thompson, and it sounds like it’s been an emotional roller coaster for her.
Kardashian opened up about this new chapter of her life on her app, saying that it’s been hard for her to get back into her old routine. It also sounds like it’s been tough for her to hand over the reigns to someone else to care for True while she’s working, and any new mom can relate to that.
There’s good news, though: Kardashian said True is a total champ when she’s away from her mom.
“On my first day back, True was perfect while I was gone,” she wrote. “Plus, coming home was soooo much fun. I acted like I hadn’t seen her in forever! This week will be the first solid week that I have work every single day, so I’m a little nervous, but I know I’ll be OK. I have to remind myself that she’s in the best possible hands. It’s way harder on me than it is for her.”
Considering Kardashian’s life for the past three months has been all about caring for True, it has to feel really weird to be away from her. But she also added that one of the perks of the life she’s built is that she gets to bring her baby along sometimes, even though she knows it’s important to get back into work mode.
We do have to admit that Kardashian has a lot of resources that other moms don’t, like the money to make sure her baby is very well taken care of. But that doesn’t mean leaving her little one for the first time isn’t an emotional experience, or that she won’t still have a learning curve when it comes to figuring out her work/baby/life balance.
We know she’ll get through it, too. Kardashian comes from a long line of badass women (many of them who eventually became badass mamas) so we don’t doubt that she’s got this. True’s a lucky girl to have a mom who worries about her so much, and who goes back to work even when it’s hard so that she can make her daughter proud.