It's working for Megan K
"I feel like I work harder now than before because everything that I do is with my girls in mind."
You are not superwoman, it’s ok to ask for help!
I took 8 weeks for both of my girls. My workplace is very supportive and made it easy to take the time off.
Leaving your child to be cared for by another, even if it is a family member, is never easy. My husband and I felt strongly that daycare was the best option. We started at a center and have since moved to a home daycare that could not be better for our family. The only part that makes it easy is knowing that your child loves to go when she runs in the door and doesn’t say bye and when she sometimes needs a little coaxing to come home with mommy at the end of the day. It is reassuring that we made the right choice with the right provider!
The biggest challenge for me is to not sweat the small stuff and to really enjoy the time that I have with my girls. Time goes so fast and I have learned to let the laundry wait to be folded and to really be present in their lives.
No, I did not have a mentor, however I do have lots of friends and family members who recently have had children. It’s great to able to support each other as we all go back to work at different times.