The 1st time I went on maternity leave I was pretty scared. My last day at work I downed a couple of pints of Guinness (for the iron levels) and cried alot as I knew nothing was ever going to be the same again and left wondering if I was ever going to be part time working mum? However I did make it work and I am a part time working mum and it’s hard but it works well. Everyone has their own choices and needs they have to meet to survive and mine is working. I do 3 days a week and have job share situation, in those 3 days I’m motivated, relaxed and enjoy talking about other things than children, I even might have the odd pint at lunch and this satisfies my needs to be me.