For many moms, going back to work isn’t a choice—it’s a financial necessity. Transitioning from maternity leave back to work can be fraught with emotion, especially guilt. You may feel guilty that you have to leave your baby at all, or you may feel horrible that you’re actually looking forward to heading back to the office. Both are completely normal feelings, but when they threaten to take over, try to remember this: You are NOT a bad mother because you work. You’re providing for your family. You’re being a role model. You’re doing something that fulfills you in a special way. The rest of the time? You’re loving and playing and bonding with your baby, who loves no one the way she loves you. Now, it may take you a little time to get to this place. The good news? There are a few simple steps that can speed the process:
This article was written by the publishers of Parents and American Baby magazines.
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