Thursday, October 25, 2012

Make Returning From Maternity Leave As Easy As Possible


For many new moms, returning back to work can be one of the toughest things she does.  I can recall returning to work after having my first child and crying my entire first day back on the job.  My boss continued to ask me if I was okay and sure if I could do it.  I was able to work through the tears, and slowly but surely, it became easier to be away from the baby.

Just last week, a friend gave me a brilliant idea for all of those moms returning back to work at the end of maternity leave.  Instead of returning on a Monday, return back to work on a Thursday.  That way, you don't have 5 days in a row to stress and agonize about.  Instead, you just have to get through 2 days of the work week, and then it is the weekend again for you to be back with baby.  2 days sounds so much more do-able than 5, doesn't it?

I suppose this is why many schools start on a Wednesday...so you can ease back into a routine. 

For more tips on transitioning back to work after maternity leave, check out these suggestions from Redbook.

Posted by Leslie

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