• D
  • New York, United States
  • a year ago

Maternity leave and returning to work?!

Hey mamas, wondering if anyone is in the same situation I’m in or similar? I only have a few more weeks left for my leave and it’s so hard to decide whether I even want to go back to work. I love my job (teaching assistant currently for preschool/daycare) but I find that I may be missing out more so with my own infant by returning to work. Any moms out there feeling the same or felt the same and have returned to work? 😰
  • L
  • Sanford, United States
  • 9 months ago

I work with a health and wellness company and work at home! I get to help woman become better versions of themselves all while bringing in an income. The products are amazing and speak for themselves so they are very easy to sell! What do you have to lose?

  • S
  • Wrexham, United Kingdom
  • 10 months ago

I work with so many mums that faced the same battle with themselves about returning to work. Have you ever thought about starting a business working from home. There are fantastic opportunities, I am involved in one, that offer time freedom. You can build a business whilst on maternity leave and work around baby once they arrive. If you have about 10 hours a week spare and a smartphone and a voice you can build a business... happy to share what I do to anyone that contacts me ...

  • S
  • Wrexham, United Kingdom
  • 10 months ago

Drop me a message and I can give you some details...

  • R
  • Mississauga, Canada
  • 10 months ago

How did you do that ! I want to work from home also

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  • M
  • Quincy, United States
  • 10 months ago

I was going to work until a week before my due date but I ended up leaving three weeks before me due date (I was waitressing so it was long hours on my feet) and then after my daughter was born I got a new job about a month after she was born and I only do it a couple nights a week leaving her with her dad or her grandmother I originally was not going to go back to work until she went to school but I went stir crazy! If you can work a couple days a week I would recommend that because you will probably not want to go back full time once you have your baby! But any choice you make is the right choice everybody is different and do what ever works for you! Good luck 😊

  • N
  • North Tustin, United States
  • 10 months ago

Don’t go back if you don’t want to. It doesn’t have to be a permanent decision. I left the workforce for 2 years with my first, then returned. In many other countries maternity leave is at least a year for a reason. The separation is really hard mama and baby.

  • K
  • Portland, United States
  • a year ago

Im a stay at home mom who wanted to go back to work. I did 3 months of maternity leave and could barely wait until I went back to work! At the time we were living in LA and we sent our daughter to daycare while I went back to work for 3 weeks. We had to move to Portland for my husband’s work and I was going to leave my current office and work for the same firm at an office up here. It was literally while discussing finding a nanny in Portland (since daycare lists are insane), 2 days before my last day in LA, that I realized I didn’t really want to transfer offices. I wanted to stay home with our daughter. It was shocking to me - I never thought I would l want to be a stay at home mom! But I quit my job. We moved up here. And it was the best decision I’ve made. Ever. Yes, it’s tough. But if you can do it financially, DO IT. You will figure out your career later. Your child is only young once! It’s been 4 months at home now and I am so happy with my decision.

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