Heading Back Soon

Katie - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am heading back to work in 7 weeks after 6 months off. This is my 2nd son and with my 1st I onlyh had 6 weeks off (US gov rules). I am having trouble dealing with going back. It seems overwhelming and I cry when I think about it. I'm wondering if anyone else went through these emotions? I have to go back as we are here on my visa and if I don't I have to pay back my full salary maternity leave. I love my job and love working and do truely believe that nursery is a better place for my boys to learn than from me on a daily basis.

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Katie,



It is overwhelming and you will have a plethora of emotions running through you. You will beat your emotional self up more than anyone. Remember it is the Quality of time you spend with your children not the quantity. It is hard to juggle working, housekeeping and cooking and taking care of babies. I will not tell you it is easy but so many women do it every day. Just remember to take that time to be mommy to your babies and focus your attention completely to them a few minutes each day even if the dishes are dirty in the sink. A hundred years from now who will care if your dishes did not get done? Best wishes to you.

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