BACK TO Finding Balance
Power of Hugs
Celebration & Planning
Birth & the Hospital
Stages by Ages
Feeding & Nutrition
Baby Products
Activities & Play Activities & Play

Take This Job and...

You’ve decided to leave the financial rewards of the work world in favor of the emotional rewards of being a stay-at-home mom, at least for a time. Is there a way to leave your job on good terms?

Update your records

Before you inform your boss that you’re expecting, plan ahead for a distant future when you might consider returning to the working world again. Update your resume before you go while all of your achievements are fresh on your mind. Make sure you have contact information for co-workers and business connections. Business networking sites like Linked In ( can help. In a few years, it may be tough to remember your colleagues’ last names, not to mention the details of the projects you worked on together. Also, you might want to change your contact information with trade journals and professional organizations — they can help you stay on top of developments in your field from home.

Consider part-time or working from home

Your employer may offer you those options. Just keep in mind that it’s pretty much impossible to get any work done and take care of an infant or toddler, too, but if you can arrange babysitting and the price is right, it may be worth considering. You can also offer to try out a flexible arrangement for a week or two.

Calling it quits

If you do go, two weeks’ notice is standard courtesy. But if you happen to be approaching a busy season, like tax time for accountants or the holidays for retail, it’s a good gesture to give more notice. It’s also nice to offer to train your replacement or leave notes to help your successor settle in.

Don’t forget your 401(k)

If you have an employer-sponsored savings plan, you might want to roll any funds in it to an Individual Retirement Account.

Sandy and Marcie Jones are the authors of Great Expectations: Baby's First Year. Order your copy from Barnes & Noble

Earn easily with the new Huggies Rewards+ powered by Fetch!
Visit on Facebook


5 Parenting Hacks for Introducing A New Sibling

Dad working from home with a baby

Returning to Your Job – Making It Work

Father making crib for his newbon

Essential Advice for The Expectant Dad

Recommended For You

Huggies Diapers

GET $1.00 OFF

any ONE (1) package of Huggies® Diapers

Get Coupon
Huggies has tips and advice for how to make nurturing connection while diapering.


Why I Don’t Mind Having Two Babies in Diapers

Read Now
Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers
More hospitals than ever are using Huggies® Little Snugglers™

Huggies®Little Snugglers® Diapers

SIZES: Preemie-6

  • Designed to help keep baby’s skin clean and healthy
  • GentleAbsorb® Liner (P-2) draws the mess away from baby’s delicate skin
  • Wetness indicator changes color when it’s time to change
Buy Now
Win Diaper Close Icon
Huggies Rewards Logo
Sign in for your exclusive offers.

By leaving this page, you will be signed out of your Huggies account. Please complete your profile to remain signed in.

Menu Close