It's Working Project

"As a mother I knew my only true freedom would come from working for myself."

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

Look at your bank account and have a serious plan, don’t count on family or freebies regarding childcare. Make sure you have money for date night, and a cleaner. Plan. Plan. Plan.

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?

I tried to pump at home, when I got back to work it was impossible, could be because of me or my environment, still my choice to let it GO.

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

My leave was 8 weeks, my choice, my company needed me. I also didn’t want to leave that long. Maybe I am a control freak, who knows? Haha.

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

Kids are OK in daycare! They turn out awesome and the SAME as everyone else’s kid!!!

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Juggling it all!

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

I read some books, I talked to friends, but unfortunately, NONE of my friends worked but one. This one was all on ME. I read a book (maxed out) that helped me … and made me think about starting a business.