First commute to work

Hey there, today I’m going to cover off moms, and our eventual return to work after maternity leave.

 

Returning to work can be an anxious time, you’re leaving your baby in the care of someone else and it doesn’t feel natural, but you need to get back to work to keep the house bills being paid.¬†Below I’m going to cover off 7 essential tips for moms returning to work, to help with that transition back to working life.

 

Here are some tips to help ease the transition:

 

  1. Plan ahead: Start preparing for your return to work a few weeks before your scheduled start date. Set up childcare, plan meals, and establish routines for both yourself and your baby.
  2. Find a support system: Seek support from family, friends, or other working moms. You may also want to join a local parenting group or support network.
  3. Start with a shorter workweek: If possible, ease back into work with a shorter workweek or part-time schedule. This will give you time to adjust and get used to being away from your baby.
  4. Stay organized: Use a planner, calendar, or app to keep track of appointments, deadlines, and work-related tasks. Make sure you’re up to date on any changes or updates from your employer.
  5. Prioritize self-care: It’s important to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. Make time for exercise, healthy meals, and self-care activities like meditation or a relaxing bath.
  6. Be realistic: Be realistic about what you can achieve and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect. Recognize that you may need to adjust your expectations and that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.
  7. Communicate with your employer: Communicate with your employer about your needs as a working mom. This may include flexible hours, remote work options, or a private space for breastfeeding or pumping.

 

Remember, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious about returning to work after having a baby. Take things one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself. With time and patience, you’ll find your rhythm and successfully balance work and motherhood.

 

Thank you so much for reading, and I really hope I helped get your organized and ready for the return to work! It can be stressful for all moms, so remember you’re not alone in this, talk to your friends and family about their experiences too.