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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 Schedule
Consider your commute. Is it taking up time you could be spending with your family?
Consider your commute. Is it taking up time you could be spending with your family?
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My hour-long drive to work never bothered me before I had kids, but once they arrived, it meant losing a precious hour of sleep in the morning and another at night with my family. Even with the new part-time schedule, my commute ultimately took its toll, and I left the job after a year so I could be home.

How long are your work days? How long is your drive? If you do go back to work, how will you and your husband coordinate day care pickup and drop-off? Would it make sense to look for a new job that's closer to home or offers shorter hours?


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