• D
  • New York, United States
  • 25 days 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? 😰
  • K
  • Portland, United States
  • 7 days 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.

  • R
  • Sandy, United Kingdom
  • 19 days ago

I am 15 weeks pregnant and thought the same! So scary! So I decided to do research how to not go back to work and start something low cost at home. I researched best compensation plan, best income opportunity, and I do believe I found it, best part you can have business globally! I already have customers cross the oceans 🌊 and I’ll work hard to make the best life possible for my peanut 🥜 I work with children too and it will break my heart going to take care of other children while someone else will look after mine. Doesn’t make sense 🤷‍♀️. Do not give up ladies! These days are so many options to start on your own xxx

  • B
  • Chicago, USA
  • 20 days ago

I'm heading back in a week and for us it makes sense financially. I will work from home one day a week but I will really miss my son. I don't have an option to stay home but I know we will make the best of our time as a family.

  • E
  • Wrexham, United Kingdom
  • 21 days ago

I went back to work full time and ended up cutting my hours due to the insane cost of childcare so I started working from home with health and wellness business and now I’m setting up my own design business next year! Explore all your options! It’s such a tough decision but make it work for you I have the best of both worlds now xx

  • Lu
  • New York, United States
  • 22 days ago

It’s all personal choices. If it’s purely financial then maybe it does make sense in the short term to leave work and stay at home with baby. I went back to work after maternity leave because financially it makes sense, and more importantly you would have a sense of self when you are at work. Personally I think as a great mom as you are, your world doesn’t and shouldn’t be 100% about your baby.

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