First Day of Work

After having a child they say you need 6 weeks off of work. For many this is not something they can afford especially if they work for a company who depending on the amount of time you’ve been there or the level  you are in the company depends on if you get paid for this leave but that’s another issue in its self. Leaving your child for me as a first time mother was the hardest thing ever. She seem content and totally ok with me leaving her at the daycare, I on the other hand wanted  to break down in tears (I did actually break down in tears) i even called the daycare on my lunch break, but when I got back at the end of the day she was completely fine and happy to see me. It got easier to leave her everyday and i became less sad as time went on but i still have concerns like what if i have to work on a day the daycare deems a holiday or what if she gets sick one morning and i have to call out? All these things can affect my job which can affect my ability to care for her. Now I am lucky in the fact that I do have support from her father but what about the single mothers doing things all on their own? I don’t believe that having a child should always be used as an excuse for work but a lot of the time it is a legit issues. Our society is flawed and we no longer live in one working family member homes(most of us anyway), and being a single mother is a lot more common today. Hopefully no one has to choose between their child and the job they need to support that child, because i know for me my child will always come first. So for all those first day back to work moms trust me it does get easier over time, it always sucks in the beginning but it does get easier so dry your tears and let those hours fly back until you’re back with your little one again

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My name is Seketa, I have a daughter, son and a husband; working a full time job and attending school. This blog is about life as a young mom do's and don'ts and daily struggles hope you enjoy it :)

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