It was two weeks before Christmas and I’d been looking forward to returning to work after Maternity Leave. I’d dry-cleaned my clothes, confirmed childcare and was mentally ready and excited about the new challenges and next phase of my life and career. Suddenly I was left feeling uncertain about my career, my abilities and our family finances. I felt lost.
My redundancy sparked conversations with other mums
It Seemed I Wasn’t Alone
There were other women in the same or similar positions where the job that they had was turned upside down while they were on Maternity Leave. They too had felt concerned that they either may not have a job to return to or if they were returning to work, felt uncertain as to where they would fit in.
The shared feeling of uncertainty is why Mum Society was created
I don’t want other mums to feel the way that I did.
We can’t predict the future and we can’t always know what the business requirements will be when we are ready to return to work. However if we adequately prepare ourselves for our transition back into the workplace while we are on Maternity Leave, we can be sure that we will be ready for whatever comes our way and may even be excited about it.