I am a mum of a lovely 4.5 month old girl. I will have to return to full time to work when she will be 6 months, it is stressing me. I was planning to work part time but the company I work for is not supportive AT ALL, they didn't even allow me to work remotely - I used to work remotely sometimes before going on leave - I suspect it is because we have a new manager and there were a lot of changes while I was away... Only support was longer breaks to breastfeed my daughter on the daycare which is 5 min from work.
Anyway, I feel like crap every day thinking about it. We talked with DH if I could extend my leave but paying a mortgage with one income is not feasible, also I was lucky to find a daycare near my work so I doubt that spot will be there if I decide to take it later. I am looking for a part time role but in my field it is very rare -at least ATM there is no part time roles - no family here for support so I had no choice, I feel myself forced to take a decision that I am not happy with. I hate the idea of going back, it annoyed me the lack of support they gave me at work, before I went on leave they told me they would support any decision I would make for my return and it is a pity to find out they lied to me. Sometimes I even regret we bought this house, things would have been easier if we were renting. I have a lot of missed feelings inside.
I would like to hear some positives stories of mums who return to full time work. How did you manage? Does it get easier with time? Help!