It's Working Project

"Confidence came back pretty quick, but I'm still behind on things, which is the new normal."

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

You can do it…ask for help!

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 pumped while at work. It was annoying, but just became part of my routine.

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

I took 6 weeks leave. It was exhausting and I was ready to get back to work.

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

We found a daycare in town and the Grandmas also watch my daughter. It has worked really well!

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

It is so hard to leave my daughter at daycare when going to work.

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

How difficult the scheduling would be of daily life.