The transition to working parenthood can be challenging for many people. Today’s Best of Both Worlds guest, Lisa Segner, wanted to share her story because she experienced a lot of ambivalence about trying to combine paid work with family life, and she thought her experience of ambivalence might be helpful for people to hear.
Lisa (who longtime blog readers know from the Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns comments) lives in the midwest, works in finance, and has two young boys. Her first few months back at work after her eldest was born were quite rough. She talked with her husband about whether she should scale back or leave work entirely. But she realized she had invested a lot in her career, and she did generally enjoy it.
So she stuck it out, and by the time her son was about a year old, she was very glad she hadn’t made any life-altering decisions in those sleep-deprived early months. She shares her experience, and some tips for others in that state who are wondering if they can make it work. Please give the episode a listen to hear how her family manages to enjoy the best of both worlds!
In the Q&A we tackle a question about a nanny share arrangement, and some of the questions and policies everyone might want to spell out. A nanny-share can be a way to get flexible childcare at a discount, but it can also be complicated. So it’s good to go in with your eyes open.