The most important thing is to be gentle on yourself if it didn’t go exactly according to your plan. checkout the things to do before you maternity leave ends checklist:
Create a flexible plan on how transitioning out and back will work.
Try making a spreadsheet of all your responsibilities and show how they will be handled while you’re out — and how you can ease back into them once you return.
Know your rights
- Know ahead of time what type of financial compensation to expect from your company.
- Save your vacations and sick leaves.
- Ask if the law allows mothers to leave an hour earlier.
Things you should know before paying the deposit for the day care:
- Check the internet and read about the daycare
- Check Facebook groups for reviews and number of likes their page has
- Visit the center by yourself and pay attention to how the staff interacts with the children
- Ask about the staff’s qualifications
- Ask about the day care licensing
- Check out their premises and check play grounds, rooms, hallways, toilets if they are safe and clean.
- Ask about drop-off and pick-up times, to make sure they align with you and your partner’s schedules.
Take Time for Yourself
- Go for a drive.
- Get your nails done.
- Get a new hair style.
- Do some shopping
- Grab a coffee
Find a Work Ally
Bond with your baby
Stay in the Loop
Join a Working Parents Group
Keep Your Health Insurance Company Up to Speed
Create a List of Resources
- Clean the house
- Take care of the baby in an emergency
- Take care of the dog
- Person who knows everything about colic
- Day care
Schedule make things easier
Plan your recipe
Plan your housework so not to pile up on off days
Seek happiness not perfection
- happiness in the house and not the house itself
- happiness of being able to support your family
- happiness of bonding with your children
- happiness of building a successful career
Speak with your employer for flexibility at work
- To leave sharp from work by 4 or 5 sharp
- If you can work from home in case of emergency
- If your employer values you, don’t be afraid to ask for what you need.
Talk to your partner and set duties
- Set family meeting on Sundays to go through the schedule for the upcoming week to prevent some surprises
- Negotiate chores with your spouse
Worth Every Penny
Nighttime Is Prep Time
- prep day care bottles
- Day care food
- Day care supplies,
- lay out clothes for everyone
- pack work bags and know who is on point for drop-off and pickup
- prepare what will you wear for the next day.
Early to Bed, Early to Rise keep you healthy and wise
Mornings Equal Me-Time
- Get ready for work
Look for support
- Family support
- parents-in-law support
- Friends support
Buy some new work clothes
Soak up every moment with your baby
- Life comes in phases and try to relax about this piece of parenting.
- No one is better qualified than you are to be your child’s mother.
- Build in time to rest, read, breathe and enjoy life.
- Becoming a working mom may be challenging (and exhausting!), but it can also be rewarding, interesting and meaningful.
- Even employers usually have families. They understand that you’re doing your best and doing a great job at work the majority of the time.
- Try to be positive and view things at a high level. Your baby comes first so trust in your ability to figure out solutions.
- When push comes to shove, you can get another job if you have to.
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