As a full time working mom, I do remember heading back to work. I did it in a transition though so I think that made things much easier. My daughter was only 7 weeks old when I went back to work. However, I had family that watched her until she was 12 weeks before taking her to an at home provider. So that really helped because I knew I was taking her to family and I only worked part time for my first 2 weeks back.
I can’t say that I had any type of breakdown or anything when I went back. I found it kind of refreshing to get back on a sort of schedule and routine and start getting my daughter on somewhat of one too. My feeling is and it is probably because I am a full time mom that I think she gets more from being at the sitters around other kids than she would just her and I at home (not too mention financially it wouldn’t work either).
Honestly, I can’t say that I would take the opportunity to stay home if I had it. I used to think so, but I think I would have a hard time staying home all day. On top of it all, I would imagine that many of our extracurricular activities would be cut back due to this and I would rather take my daughter to Disney one day and go on regular vacations then have to forfeit all that to stay home. I know it probably sounds pretty selfish!
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