Are you looking for some support with returning to work? This can be an incredibly emotive and complex time, with you processing your own feelings about going back to work, as well as your concerns about your little one. Whether you’ve had 6 weeks, 6 months or 2 years out of work with your child, it can be a big adjustment, requiring both emotional and practical preparation.
In this pragmatic and supportive guide, allow me to gently help you process how you feel, consider your options, and help you overcome some practical concerns.
As a busy working mother, I know full well how hard it can be to trust someone else with your precious little one, but in this guide, I’ll show you how to take care of yourself, manage the adjustment and be aware of the needs of your little one.
Rest assured there is no judgement here. I’m not going to tell you what to do, make you feel guilty for returning to work, or even suggest that there is a right approach. This is a guide which is honest and compassionate.
For breastfeeding parents there is a particularly helpful section on returning to work and the impact on your breastfeeding journey. There’s even a printout letter for you to give to your childcarer to help you explain to them how to feed your baby. If sleep is your main concern, there are some pragmatic options to consider. If you would like a more in-depth support guide for sleep, you may also find my sleep guides for 0-18 months and 18-36 months helpful, as well as my night weaning webinar.
In the Return to Work Survival Guide I’ll be covering:
- How you feel about returning to work
- Your return to work options
- Childcare choices
- Preparation for the return
- Separation anxiety
- The first day and beyond
- Staying connected
- The new normal
Whether you adore your job, have mixed feelings about returning to work, need to return to work simply to pay the bills, or haven’t yet made a decision about returning to work, allow me to walk beside you and help you think it through.