Posted in Parenting Culture, Stay-at-Home Parents, Working Parents

Transition From WAHM to Working In Office

Anonymous

Has anyone transitioned from working at home to working back in the office while your kiddos are still little? I have been working at home since I was pregnant with my son and he's now almost 2. He's going into a preschool for 2-4 year olds part-time in August and I'm starting to get calls from companies for positions that only allow working from home 1 day a week. Before I get too deep in the hiring process, I want to hear from other parents on the transition from working at home full-time (or, even staying at home) to going back into the office.

  • Elle
    Jun 28

    From a fulltime working mom, what Qs do you have?

  • Rachel
    Jul 02

    Yes, I have been working FT, where I worked 2 weeks after I gave birth...PT...to help me transition to working at home while caring for my baby girl! I spaced out my 12 week maternity leave/baby bonding over the course of a year, still working at times during my supposed time off, because I was so grateful to be able to work from home while taking care of my first child and developing what I feel is such a strong bond. Now that it has been about a year of being a WAHM, going in 1.5 days a week...I must now go in 3 FT days. What I'm struggling with is finding a quality child care program that allows children under 2 to attend only 3 days a week. If I can't find a quality program, I'm not sure what I'll do...I've searched for quality co-ops...I can't find co-ops really in general (found one in Lafayette, two days a week, two hours each day...which will obviously not work) as I love the idea of parents contributing to their child's school. I could write a much longer summary, but I have to end with stating...there aren't programs out there to support FT working Moms who work PT from home that are of high quality and provide a group setting.