I am going back to work on Monday the 9th...  and I guess you could say I'm not really ready. Unfortunately, the way the economy sucks right now, we need the second income; otherwise, i probably wouldn't go back to work full-time at all. I feel like I missed out on my son's entire childhood because I had to work so much and I had school too....now that I'm done with college, it would be nice to enjoy my daughter as much as possible before she grows up and is off to school too =)  

  Just wishing I had more time at home with my kids, that's all =)

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bluej51
Jun. 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM did you know that in europe they get several months, or even a year or more of maternity leave? it all depends on which country you're looking at, but some countries even pay yyou the whole time. it's crazy how america doesn't care to have her children raised by their mommies.

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AVONL...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM Yep, I know...out of all the developed countries in the world, we have, by far, the shortest maternity leave....in my state, it's up to 12 weeks of UNPAID family leave. Fortunately, my company paid me for 6 weeks, the rest I had to take as vacation time..................it is sad when we realize our country values glamour and sex over the care and welfare of our own children.

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