• Sarah
  • Groveland, USA
  • a year 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?
  • W
  • LA, US
  • 5 months ago

I think it should be called motherhood not maternity leave because all that stays after the maternity leave ends.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a year ago

Depends how you feel about chores and childcare. I love being home with my kids so I go out of my way to make my husbands life easy during maternity leave and I ask him to carry a lot more household weight when I’m working so he sees the value in me being home! I’m also hoping to only work part time after we’re done having kids and I don’t get any more leave so there’s obviously some strategy and I see it as an investment or a sales pitch hahaha

  • M
  • Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • a year 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
  • a year 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
  • a year 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
  • a year 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
  • a year 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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