Don't want to go back to work, but feel pressured to...

Irene - posted on 11/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hello moms,

I'm currently 6 months into my maternity leave, and I am totally stressing out about going back to work already! I really want to stay at home with my daughter, but I know it will probably be very difficult on our finances if I don't go back to work. I do feel a little pressure from my husband, but I understand where he is coming from too.

I really like my job, but I just cannot fathom leaving my daughter with someone else all week, especially with work being an hour commute away. Does anyone else feel the same way? Any experiences to share? Should I just suck it up and go back to work? I just think it will stress me out completely...

Thanks in advance for your input :-)



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Jennifer - posted on 04/18/2011




Irene, I feel your struggle. I do not like being away from my kids. I am wondering if I can help you at all. I work from home with a great company and do it on my own time with five kids. Would you consider at work at home job?
Message me.


Nicole - posted on 12/20/2010




Hello . going back to work is very stressfull ive been lucky enough to go back part time and my mother watchs my daughter. are you maybe able to tranfer to a closer location so you wont have to drive so far away. plus in time you will know what to do and its sad since living is so expensive we all have to suck it up and go to work so we can pay bills : (

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