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Old 03-21-2014, 07:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I have been a stay-at-home-mom for about a year now.  We're struggling a bit financially, so earlier this week I threw caution to the wind and applied for a teaching job.  Two interviews later and this evening I have been offered a teaching job and start Monday.

 

Now, over the past couple of weeks Baby Girl has really started weaning herself.  Husband works nights, but has enough breaks during the week that he can tolerate being at home with her--I'll pump and leave milk and we'll go from there.  So, technically, everything looks good and I can probably survive anything for the remaining two months of the school year. 

 

But, wow, I'm really nervous!  What things should I be worrying about, not worrying about? I think I need just some general support.


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We went through a similar situation. My advice is "don't worry, be happy". It was hard at first but alone time with daddy really strengthened their bond. We are all better off. Needing money sucks.
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I went back to work when my oldest was 9mos.  For the first few months my DH would stop by for nursing breaks and/or to share lunchtime with me.  I know that for some families that would just make everything harder, but for us it really worked. 

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How old is your baby? Just wondering as going back to work is harder/easier at certain stages. You will have to work until June and then have off again, then start back in the fall? That seems ideal as you'll 'get your feet wet,' have a break and then know what you're dealing with when you start up again!


 
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She is 13 months.


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That does seem totally doable. Feel free to keep posting on this forum for support!!!!


 
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