It's Working Project

"Work with your supervisor to make a schedule that works for you. Push boundaries. Work part time!"

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

Don’t follow others’ advice if it doesn’t feel right to you. There’s a lot of bad advice out there.

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

9 months. I was hesitant but we really needed the money and I missed the thrill of project management. Also my daughter was becoming very active and I felt the classroom would be a fun and engaging place for her as she grows.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Childcare, I was set on having my baby at the preschool down the block from my office but the wait list there was atrocious. We ended up waiting 16 months to get an opening. My daughter started when she was 9 months old.

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

I was lucky to have a mom deliver 8 weeks before me, so she was my sounding board.

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

How much I would crazy love my baby.