The decision to return to work after maternity leave depends on a variety of factors including finances, job fulfillment, parenting philosophy and mother-baby separation issues. Learn more about when you should return from maternity leave from this article.
If you hadn't just delivered a 9-pound baby, you'd be walking the dog, dusting the end tables and baking cupcakes for your first grader's school bake sale. Let your in-laws lend a hand -- they'll be glad to help if you give them a specific task. Here are 10.
As you enjoy maternity leave, you'll be expected to supply updates on your baby to those outside your family, and some people will be more interested than others. How should you talk to other adults while you're on maternity leave?
Having a baby changes everything. Your social life temporarily goes on hold while you adjust to a new lifestyle and routine. But don't forget to take some 'me time' every now and then. Can you remember the last time you talked to another grown-up?
Does your body feel heavy? Are your eyes starting to blur everything together? If you answered yes to either of those two questions ... then you are probably not getting enough sleep! Learn about the signs of sleep deprivation.