It's Working Project

"It took about a year for me to feel back to 100%. That's when my daughter started sleeping through the night!"

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

SHARE RESPONSIBILITIES! Otherwise someone will feel resentful and unappreciated!

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?

I did pump. I work in IT and sometimes it was not possible for me to pump when necessary.

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

I took 8 weeks. Then I had enough PTO to take 2 days off a week for 3 months.

How easy was it to put a childcare arrangement together and did it work for your family?

First, the family divided up the time to take care of my daughter. Then I enrolled her in an excellent daycare/preschool.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Guilt and Exhaustion!

Fill in the blanks: As a working parent, I never expected ____ would be so hard and ____ would be so much easier!

Diapers are like slingshots! Poop flies a long way if it the diaper gets used like a slingshot!