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09-02-2011, 05:17 PM
Hey ladies! How long did you or do you plan on taking off for your maternity leave?

09-04-2011, 02:47 PM
The first time around, when I knew I was going back to work, I did the 12 weeks family leave because I had a preemie. The thing that was annoying was that I couldn't take 6 weeks maternity plus 12 weeks family. It seems the family leaves just allows you to have up to 12 weeks total off.

That is why when I had my second and was high risk, I just decided not to go back to an office, and became a stay at home mom to have our last two kids. Then I became a WAHM.

Amy Jacobs
09-04-2011, 03:55 PM
I only had to deal with that one time for my oldest child (I only took 6 weeks) and went back to work :( I cried everyday after I dropped my son off at daycare thats when I decided to be become a WAHM.

09-05-2011, 08:41 AM
But did any of you take time off from your wahm job? I joined Madison Handbags as a consultant about a year ago so I could take 2 years off from my teaching job (which I plan on doing) but now the hard part is figuring out how long to take off from doing parties. I've worked so hard to build my business and I'm a little worried about losing my momentum. I also love doing the parties so I want to plan to get back into it fairly early but I'm worried about taking on too much too soon.

09-05-2011, 09:36 AM
I decided to start freelancing after my last was born so I didn't have that decision to make, but if I did I would say, pick a reasonable time frame you are comfortable with to be off from work. Make it at least between 6 to 12 weeks. Have a deadline set and put it on your calendar for when you will go back to work.