I’ve extended my maternity leave twice now.
I was supposed to go back at the end of October. I planned to go back today, the first day back from winter break. Not yet. I’m actually going back at the beginning of March.
This time is considered bonding time. Noutin gets to spend most of his day in my arms or very close by.
Know who else gets extra bonding time? Nouarie!
We saved our money for this time, and I am letting go of the guilt for taking time for our family.
I’ve heard so many of you tell me that you wished you had taken more time and/or that you’re grateful for the time you took. Thank you for leading me and encouraging me to take all the time I can.
Know what’s also awesome? Even after I go back, it’s just a few months until we return to family-filled summer days.
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