The Sweet Spot of Maternity Leave

The Sweet Spot of Maternity Leave

Maternity leave. I remember the first time around, I had no idea what to expect, other than having time to get used to being a mom. This time, I had an idea of how things would go, and I’ve finally hit my favorite part – the sweet spot of maternity leave. The sweet spot of maternity leave for me is about two months in. At this point, Ella is nursing well and my milk supply seems okay – I’m even building a small freezer stash by pumping 1-2 times a day. Ella is sleeping really well at night (I call…

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Maternity Leave Confessions

Maternity Leave Confessions

Maternity leave is a weird thing when you really think about it. I am incredibly lucky to work for a company that provides paid leave, so I know I’m one of the lucky ones, but you guys? Maternity leave is just a whole curveball in your life, especially when you’ve been through it before and know the end is coming all too soon. This time around, I know the craziness that awaits me when I go back to work in two short months and it’s weird to think about. I wish I could say I’m savoring every moment of leave.…

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To the New Mom Going Back to Work

To the New Mom Going Back to Work

It was nearly three years ago now, but I remember the exact day I went back to work after maternity leave. It was the very first time I was leaving my little girl for an entire day, after being fortunate to spend 15 weeks at home with her. I remember dropping her off at daycare for the first time – a provider I now know and love – but at the time, she was new to me too. I remember that I made a point to not put makeup on before dropping her off – that I knew the tears…

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