Your maternity leave has flown by, and now that it's time to go back to work, you may be feeling a little nervous about how everything is going to get done. After all, you are the glue that keeps it all together. But that's where a supportive partner comes into play. There are plenty of ways dads can and should help with your return to work, so that nothing falls through the cracks.
Besides helping out with cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children, dads can be a tremendous emotional support to new mothers as they prepare to return to work. Simply having someone there to listen to your concerns and offer a few words of encouragement can make all of the difference in helping you make a successful transition back into the workforce.
Although the things on this list can be helpful to most new moms, it's important to keep the lines of communication open with your partner, and let Dad know exactly how he can help. And most importantly, allow yourself some time to get used to adding meetings and conference calls back into your daily routine. By becoming a mom, you've already proven that you can do one of the toughest jobs out there, so there's nothing your boss can throw at you that you can't handle.