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Don't Want to Go Back to Work After Maternity Leave? 10 Things to Think About


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Your Happiness
Before you make a final decision, be sure to consider what will make you truly happy in the long run.
Before you make a final decision, be sure to consider what will make you truly happy in the long run.
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What feels right? A close relative who made a different home and career choice than I did gave me the best advice I've ever heard: When the time comes to decide, you'll know.

There is no right or wrong answer, and choosing one over the other doesn't make you a better or worse mother. Your decision doesn't have to be final; it just needs to work for your family right now. Talk to your partner; work through the planning, number crunching and soul searching; then sit with your thoughts for a while and go with what's in your heart.


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