Chelsey - posted on 05/26/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
Hi there! I am new here...hope to meet some fellow teachers with little ones! :) I have been lucky and have had a long-term, unpaid leave since my 8 month old daughter was born. I teach 4th grade, and I have told school I'll be back next year. Things are tight--my hubby is looking for a more stable job--but we're making it. He says he supports me staying home next year or going back. I am so conflicted! Things would be easier with my teaching salary, and I love teaching, but I don't miss the stress--conferences, report cards, lesson plans. I'm also worried about all of the time away from the baby. The July 10th deadline is coming...eek...any advice? Any thoughts on how you balance the two with an infant at home?