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From Burp Cloth to Briefcase: 12 Tips for New Moms Returning to Work

by Lindsay Hutton

Returning to work after maternity leave can be difficult for new moms. The stress of leaving your baby, coupled with feelings of guilt and personal expectations, can all add up, leaving you feeling sad, anxious, and stressed. Use these tips to help manage your new work schedule, and find that balance between a satisfying career and a fulfilling home life.

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Leave the Guilt at Home

Whether you're working because you have to for financial reasons, or want to for a number of reasons, feel confident that only you can make the best choice for your family. Don't let your own thoughts, or anyone else's, make you second-guess your choice to return to work.

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