Consulting Moms

I was so hoping the week leading up to my maternity leave would be filled with tying up loose ends, administrative stuff, etc. Instead, it has morphed into a complete dumpster fire due to COVID.

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So happy to have a job, but I have never felt more stressed.

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I was hoping the same during the time without COVID19, similar result- my baby came early.

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