"I was worried about juggling time with Evan and time for my business. I was worried about losing my independence (and it goes on ... )."

What is one piece of advice you wish you could offer your former expectant self?

Prep EVERYTHING in advance, as much as you can. Meal plan, pull out your clothes, kiddos, etc. the night before. Pack your work bag and have everything by the door!

FOR MOMS: If you breastfed, was there a place for you to pump that met your needs and was conducive to your success? If you breastfed, how did you decide to continue? FOR DADS: What, if any, adjustments did you (or your workplace) make to your schedule after having a baby? Was it specific to your manager or larger, whole work culture?

Honestly I didn’t and SO wish I did – almost none of my local friends in SF were having kids so I had to figure it out on my own. Which is part of the reason I started SpitfireMom.

How much leave did you take, and how comfortable were you taking it?

I took off about 2.5 months with Evan, and less for Noe – but with both I was still directing my team who was covering for me.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

The juggle and hustle. And that while you think you have time in the evening to make up for the time you are (prepping/pumping/getting kids from childcare) you likely will just want to crash on the couch!

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