It's Working Project

"If you care about your workers, give them a little flexibility. If you give them the ownership to manage their own time and responsibilities, you can be rewarded with happy, loyal employees and a better product."

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

You can’t do everything 100% all the time.

What was your primary motivation for deciding to return (or not) to work? How early did you tell your employer?

I started my own company and we make flexibility for our workers a priority.

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?

Breastfeeding was easier for me. And cheaper.

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

12 weeks. I cried the whole first week back.

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

How much childcare costs.