Wow. I've lost ALL my skills after maternity leave during Covid.

Social skills, presentation skills, typing skills, anything I knew about my job, even my neat handwriting is gone.

Joined an online course to get back in the swing of things before work starts in a few weeks and just wow, the mommy brain fog has never been more evident.

Anything I can do to jump start the brain? Breastfeeding, so limited caffeine.
No help, so limited time.

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How long has it been since you gave birth? These things take time. You just have birth to an ACTUAL LIVE HUMAN . What an accomplishment! Women should be able to take it a bit easy and give themselves grace after. I tried to get ahead on as much as I could before maternity leave and leave detailed notes for myself and the team to ease the transition. Support for working moms returning to the workforce is abysmal 😰
On a separate note, I know someone overwhelmed who had to take a few months leave of absence after birth. I made sure she had a "buddy" on her team to catch her up on her return, and told her not to feel guilty! Babies are a huge responsibility. I'm sure you're doing great 😊

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