It's Working Project

"It was a struggle, but I HAD to go back, financially."

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

Enjoy every second of your maternity leave, sleep when baby sleeps, relish those weeks with your baby!

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

6 weeks, but only 5 days of it were paid time off. It was a struggle, but I HAD to go back, financially.

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

I’ve tried to, babysitting so other moms can have a little “me” time, we trade days 🙂



What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Knowing that my baby was safe at daycare … I had horrible anxiety over it!

Who was your biggest source of support in returning to work? What was your biggest pregnancy indulgence?

My best friend! We worked together, and were pregnant at same time together. She has 4 kids, I have 2, she was definitely my rock!