Dana - posted on 07/08/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a first time mom to a 7 week old boy. I am also a school social and HAVE to retun to work in October when my leave concludes. I don't want to return to work, but have no choice due to our finances and the economy- we've tried selling our house to down size but we're under water and if I quit, we will lose our home to foreclosure and then be unable to provide for our son. I am so depressed about this situation and find myself envying every stay at home mom. Since I don't have a choice, I am trying to stay positive, but I'm really struggling. I feel like everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by moms who are able to just quit and stay with their little one. I feel so guilty having to leave him in the hands of daycare while I return to work full time. I also plan to breast feed for at least a year and don't know how I'll ever manage my job and mommy responsibilities and do a good job at both. So stressed and depressed about this!