• M
  • San Jose, United States
  • a month ago

End of Maternity Leave Countdown thoughts!

This is my last week of maternity leave and it’s bittersweet. I’m sad I’m having to leave my son but happy he will be bonding with his dad for two weeks before starting daycare where he will learn so much! My son has already been attending daycare and it’s a huge relief that I found an awesome place for him. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for my return to work and have been so realistic about how it will all work out to relieve any anxiety. I’m sure I’ll get emotional at some point but so far I’m feeling pretty good. I’m super grateful for the full 5 months I’ve been able to share with my baby watching him grow, learn and doing so many fun things together including our recent trip to the park, meeting a cool peanut mom and her son and enjoying our frequent library visits. For all the moms having to soon return to work, focus on enjoying your time with your babies! I think it will help with the transition. Good luck to all the mommas out there!❤️
  • d
  • Gleason, United States
  • 9 days ago

I left my work after maternity leave and haven't returned. I picked up an online business that has been able to match my 9-6 income. So I'm extremely grateful that I get to spend all the time with my kiddos and still bring in money

  • E
  • San Jose, United States
  • 7 days ago

What online business did you start?

  • J
  • Willoughby Hills, United States
  • 9 days ago

What do you do?

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  • D
  • Stratford, United States
  • 23 days ago

I go back the beginning of May and am not looking forward to it. I love the ladies I work with but I’m really enjoying being at home with my kids.

  • S
  • Brampton, Canada
  • a month ago

I’ve been dreading this so much and worrying about work and finding daycare that my body’s been letting me know! I’ve suffered bad migraines and stomach ache with the stress.. I’m just so so sad to be leaving him with someone I don’t know. It petrifies me inside.. I feel like that duck expression where you look calm on the surface, but under the water your feet are paddling like crazy! ME

  • M
  • San Jose, United States
  • 25 days ago

Good luck Shiv’

  • M
  • San Jose, United States
  • 25 days ago

Aww i really hope you find a place /person you trust. I was having those same thoughts but after doing searching for daycares, I automatically got that trustworthy vibe from the home daycare where I’ll be taking my son. Follow your gut and you’ll be ok.

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  • S
  • New York, United States
  • a month ago

I was really excited to go back to work because I was going crazy just sitting at home all day by myself...at least at work I could eat/drink coffee/socialize. I did have an emotional breakdown that first week but my day care is awesome and took tons of pictures/videos and FaceTimed me every day those first few weeks. I miss him a lot but it makes my time with him sweeter now that we’re not around each other 24/7, day care pick up is like a joyful reunion every afternoon even if he was driving me crazy that morning 🙂 Good luck! Being a working mom is tough but there are a lot of benefits to it (at least I felt that way for my family’s situation).

  • M
  • San Jose, United States
  • 25 days ago

Aww yeah im hoping I will survive without the emotional rollercoaster but I’m bracing myself. But I think I’m feeling like you described, it’ll be a much more refreshing and joyful reunion when I’m home from work. I’m a firm believer that a healthier mom who has a mental physical break makes for a much happier parent.

  • D
  • San Francisco, United States
  • a month ago

Thanks for the positivity! I too am enjoying my last week. Trying to stay positive too as bittersweet as it is. Just hope that I’ll be able to manage my time well in the office and at home. 😁

  • M
  • San Jose, United States
  • 25 days ago

Good luck on your first week Diana! I’m hoping for the same. Going to set the expectation with my team that I’ll be unavailable for late email replies. I’m trying to be fully present as a mom when I’m home.

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