i had to return to work when my DD was 6months old! Its was so had but my message to other mothers / fathers is there is hope.

Routine and planning is crucial, daily i would pick up my daughter hubby was cleaning kitchen bottles and cooking dinner. I would feed and bathe DD and then we would have a little time with her before bed. initially i felt i was going to miss out on all her milestones but that didnt happen at all! All her firsts were with us whcih was amazing. Yes i wish i could stay home or work part time but at this point in time it isnt possible. I really cherish my weekends and evenings with her.

We need to rememeber cleaning and things can wait it will always be there. These little creatures will only be little for a short amount of time.

Cooking bubs food in bulk and freezing in portions was fantastic.

Also with the budget i suggest to parents to pay monthly / weekly their big bills like water, gas, elec, rates so when they come in they are either in credit or not a huge whack to the budget.

Rememeber why we are working and never feel guilty for it

Posted by micko10, 25th March 2013

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  • My son and daughter in law are soon to experience. They’ve already decided they can only afford 6 months off after bub is born. Luckily, my daughter in law will be able to take bub to work with her (she works in a Childcare centre) but won’t be able to care for him/her during the day. Which is sad but at least they’ll be close


  • oh yes. you have to be super organised! plan ahead and use your time off to do this!


  • Thank you for putting a hopeful spinning working! I’ve just started this week and it feels like a big deal. Going to start cooking more in bulk! Hope all is still going well for your family while you work.


  • I’m fortunate to be studying while bub is a baby and don’t have to miss out. At this point I just want to be there for bub.


  • Sound practical advice. You sound very organised.


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