Your maternity leave is filled with thousands of firsts for you and your baby. (Maiden car ride, first sneeze, first trip to the grocery store, first extra long nap—ahh!! ) Whether your thoughts of returning to work are on the back burner or popular visions in daydreams, it is a decision that most moms wrestle with today. The following questions can help you find answers and trigger more questions that can help you confirm your decision of whether to stay-home or leave the nest.
Thanks to the Family Leave Act, enacted by former President Clinton in 1993, employers must hold your job for 12-work weeks of unpaid job-protected leave, if you welcome a new son or daughter by birth, adoption, or foster care.