in our family, i’m the bread-winner. my husband is a grad student, and so even if i wanted to stay home, his stipend isn’t really enough for a family of three with student loan debt to live off. and at work, i mostly run a one man (er, woman) operation. so when i found out i was pregnant, and due in early june, i knew things were going to be hairy. you see, the summer is my busiest time of year at work. it’s when i pull 60 to 80 hour weeks and when about 70% of the year’s work gets done. it’s also when i do about half of my travel for the year. a lot of high-level decision-making happens, and it sets up my program for the rest of the year.
today i'm over at liberating working mothers, talking about my contingency plans for my maternity leave. join me there and join the conversation :)