Going back to work…one of the key conversation topics between new moms. To go or not to go back to work, when is the right time to do so, and who will look after the baby once you do go back to work?
So many questions and I am afraid not one right answer!
A wise lady from work who has kids once wrote on my maternity leave card ‘come back to work when you feel like taking a break’ – and I kid you not – when I received that card (being in the early weeks of motherhood) I could totally relate to what she wrote. Such truth she has spoken…
There comes a time when we have to make a decision, and for me not going back to work has never been an option! I happen to love my job and wouldn’t have it any other way. Putting the money factor aside, I think job satisfaction is important when you have a baby, as if you have a job you love you will go back to it – if not – well then I am sure you’ll feel your time is better spent looking after the little one.
I still have a few months left of my maternity leave (luckily in the UK we get a year off) but I actually miss it a little bit. As much as I love my daughter I look forward to going back to my cool job 🙂
I also think it will be very healthy for my baby girl to go to nursery at 1 and to start socialising with other kids. It can definitely do her no harm, and I am sure we will both be better for it in the long term. How do you feel about this? Will you go back to work?