Go back to work or stay home with baby?

Lisa - posted on 01/15/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey fellow moms! I am the proud mother of a 10 month old boy and have been struggling with whether to return back to work in June as my extended mat leave will be over, or stay home with my son? I am really not keen about the whole prospect of daycare, it stresses me out big time! I want to be able to enjoy my son through these precious young years and be there to witness all his 1st milestones. We would be ok financially, that is not a huge concern for me. I have enjoyed my job to date, however feel that now that I'm a mom, my priorities have changed and my son comes first. Any other moms out there currently facing this dilemma or have in the past? All thoughts and opinions welcome! Thx :)


Michelle - posted on 01/15/2014




I found returning to work part time was a good balance. It gave me some adult time and also gave the children some social interaction without me around. I did put them into daycare and they all loved it. The friendships my boys made have still lasted and my oldest will be 13 this year.
I found a job when my youngest was 18 months and was just doing 8 hours a week. 4 hours on a Wed where she went to daycare and 4 hours on a Sat where she spent the time with Dad. It was also good for Dad to spend time with her without me around.

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