It's working for Sara H
Santa Rosa, California
"My job was more flexible so we were hoping my employer would be open to at least a partial telecommuting schedule. Unfortunately my husband got laid off on his first day back from parental leave so now we're both home most of the time."
Look into all of your options before the baby is born and talk to your employer about flexible schedules.
I exclusively pump, but wanted to breastfeed. My baby was unable to breastfeed.
My leave was 8 weeks, a combination of sick leave, vacation, and California Paid Family Leave. Even though I only went into the office twice a week for three hours and worked the rest of the time for home, I did not look forward to my return to work.
Balancing financial worries with seeing my child enough during a typical workday.