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25/08/2005 at 17:32
Hi all,
When did most of you go back to work after having your child? And how many of you have gone back to work?
26/08/2005 at 08:49
Cass, I went back to work three months after having Michael, but only part-time. I say only part-time but it's enough!

My mum looked after Michael for a day a week in the early days, and then later he started going to nursery for a couple of days and my husband went to four days a week to be able to do one day. My reasons for going back to work were partly for the money and also because I wanted to keep my hand in and be more than a mother. It's not that I don't think being mother is valuable, it really is, but I wanted something else in my life too, some other focus. I thought it would be healthier all round.

Are you thinking of going back to work?
26/08/2005 at 17:34
Hi Cass,
I went back after 5 months but only did a few days a week! I felt the same as Julie - i needed another focus in my life - not that i don't love being a mother and spending time with my kids - i do - its just i needed to use my brain and be challenged a bit (as if motherhood isn't challenging enough!
09/09/2006 at 17:16
Hi there, i am looking to go back to work. i have a childminder lined up but not sure how i will feel leaving my little girl for the first time foir a long period? how did any of you feel about it.
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