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I’m one month into my maternity leave and I’m afraid I’m going to forget everything I know. Before I left I was doing really well and I’m afraid I’m going to lose that momentum when I return. Anyone else deal with the same concern and did you do anything to stay on your game while you were gone?

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You haven’t forgotten anything, you just have a new baby and you’re tired and stressed and healing. I’ve been on mat leave twice and not that much actually happens in 12 weeks or so. My second mat leave was 6 months and I was still fine when I got back. Being a mom actually made me better at my job bc I was more efficient, mature and assertive since I needed to get out of there.

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This! I agree you are more efficient and your perspective changes on what’s important and what’s necessary.

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I found I had to write everything down post mat leave. My brain was just so full with baby stuff & adjusting to being responsible for another person. My priorities also changed so I don’t dedicate as much time to work as I used to

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