It's Working Project

"Give everyone a break, including yourself."

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

There is no correct way to do it all, it takes constant work. It will be challenging beyond belief, you will have unexpected moments of joy and frustration. But I strongly believe its all worth it.

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

My wife and I both took a leave from work which initially which we were both very comfortable with.

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

Childcare was initially a challenge for us given that we really wanted to spend as much time as we could with our new addition. We opted to use a family friends sitter as she was trusted and worked with them for many years.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

My biggest challenge was managing the time and attention needed to launch the business and support my wife with our new born. To make it work I worked on the business when I could.