• Sarah
  • Groveland, USA
  • 4 months ago

Maternity Leave

A local page posted this image of a sculpture (artist unknown). The person it was shared from said the sculpture is entitled "Maternity Leave". Mamas, this imagery hit me HARD. This is how I felt while I was on maternity leave - it reminded me of how difficult it was to adjust to a new role while trying to maintain my old one. What do you think? Did being on Maternity Leave feel like this to you? If yes, how did you combat it?
  • J
  • SJAFB, United States
  • 20 days ago

I mean, all of that stuff has to get done regardless. It is definitely a lot to adjust to of course when you’re taking care of a new baby, but wouldn’t working just add to the pile of responsibility? There is nothing wrong with working or not working after having a baby, I guess I just don’t really understand the sculpture. Your responsibilities don’t end just because you go back to work. Unless it’s just implying it’s hard to get used to juggling it all. I’m a SAHM and I definitely had some trouble adjusting to doing all of the housework and tending the baby, but now that my little guy is 1 it’s much easier and I’m figuring out a routine that works best for us.

  • M
  • 2 months ago

Yes I’m on leave now- and I feel just like this

  • M
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 3 months ago

That's exactly how I feel! I live in the UK and am only taking 6 weeks Maternity Leave and 2 weeks annual leave because I am the one with the better job and my boyfriend doesn't make as much. I thought it would be like a vacation to be home with my little one but I was so wrong! It'll be really tough soon because in three weeks I'll be back at work - 3 days at home and 2 days office and boyfriend will be looking after our baby for the two days. That's gonna be a challenge, but the two office days will feel like a vacation...apart from the sleep deprivation of course.

  • S
  • Pimpama, Australia
  • 3 months ago

I feel this represents me still now! I’m not on maternity leave, I have a almost 7 yr old, almost 3 yr old and 8 month old. I work from home & have all the house duties of a full time mum also! It’s certainly a struggle!

  • K
  • Syracuse, United States
  • 4 months ago

I haven't took my maternity leave yet but I'm coming close to it and I always been thinking like what am I going to do before the baby come and then worry about having money after the baby come even though my boyfriend still going to be working but I like having my own money

  • K
  • Syracuse, United States
  • 4 months ago

We do all that and have trust the lil money thats left over after we pay bills we slip and i have money to do things i want to do i am new to this its my first time doing this

  • N
  • Snellville, United States
  • 4 months ago

When you stop working you'll stop seeing it as "your" money and "my" money is will be come "our" make sure you sit down and go over the bills together. It builds trust and respect.

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