After taking time off to focus on stay-at-home parenting, re-entering the work force is no easy feat. First and foremost, you are now doing the work of not one but one two Demanding jobs: One is the one that gives you a physical paycheck, and the other is being a parent.
Former employee writer Sarah Shoffeti advises parents returning to work, “If you only learn one thing here, learn this: ‘Don’t see how it happens.’ Choose not only a daycare, nanny or family member to care for infants, toddlers and preschool children, but also Someone to entertain, feed, get dressed, and drop off at various activities when the older kids return home from school. (Because, unless you have preternaturally independent (or older) kids, guess what office they’re in for snacks, petty brawls, help finding shin guards, and untying your exploded, double-knotted cleat laces.) being taken—while you’re on a deadline or in a meeting?)”
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