I’m currently on maternity leave with my second child. And am faced with the decision to either return to work or stay home.
This is such a hard choice! I have really enjoyed my year off with my baby and my two year old. It’s an emotional and financial struggle.
If I go back to work and continue my carear, will I be seen as a bad parent? Will my children not love and care for me as much?”
It hard to talk to my family regarding this issue or it’s hard to get my feelings across, my mom was a stay at home mom as we lived on a farm, and both my sisters are stay at home moms. Yes sure I get the “wow that’s a tough one.” Or “I couldn’t make that choice.” Well I have to make a choice for both my family and our financials.
We have learned that I can not afford to stay home with my beauties, I have to go back to a job. But what should I do work evenings so I can be home during the day or go back to my day job and an (R)ECE. Everyone is extremely miss lead to believe that (R)ECE’s make teacher wages, we certainly do not!
The little things in life make the biggest impression!
The decision has been made that I am return to my workplace and my children are going to child care… I am still not overly excited about this, but I am just trying to take it one day at a time!
They give you a year to get to know this little person and fall in love then you are faced with a very difficult decision!
Well I have just over 5 weeks left before my return, I am enjoying all the little things and going to take it one day at a time!