My maternity leave will be running out early next year and I will need to make a decision on whether to go back to work or not.
I'm not sure how I feel about my daughter in day care. I have heard mixed things from friends/family. Some people think it's fantastic for their social development and others think it's cruel to put a child in care so young.
The big factor influencing our decision will be money. I'm worried that the price of day care will make going back to work pointless. I don't want to go back and not be financially better off. But we are saving for a house and I'm concerned that when we go to get a mortgage, they may not approve us based on hubby's wage alone.
What age is a good age to start kids in day care? Should I be trialling her on 1-2 days a week before I may need to go back to work? Has anyone just started straight away on 3-4 days a week? I don't know if my boss will allow me to go back part-time, so I will have to see my options. If I do go back to work, I want the transition to be as smooth as possible for her.
Married to my soul mate, Mummy to one beautiful little girl, wishing for a little boy to complete our family.