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Did you do anything other than rest, recovery and baby care in your maternity leave

Amazon luckyme92
Jan 7

I am on maternity leave, had the baby, recovering well and want to use the relatively free time in the final part of my leave towards something else. happy to go back to my current role, so not looking to do any interview prep. Any other ideas?

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  • Microsoft Gambini
    Learn a new skill. Something you wished you had time to learn but didn’t during your work. Also spend the time finding a few reliable babysitters that you can use after you are back to work!
    Jan 70
  • Autodesk / EngVjvcjko
    Read books?
    Jan 70
  • Intel &&-9jj
    Good luck with finding “free time” lol 😂
    Jan 74
    • Google / Eng
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      Oracle
      nocompmore
      TBH when both parents help and not have a baby with crazy needs then you do get some free time after the first few weeks. In my case my wife sent me over to work instead to save leave time to use it to visit family abroad.
      Jan 7
    • Intel &&-9jj
      Sure, but you can’t see straight because your sleep rhythms are disrupted. Also, I think she’s referencing traveling, which is pretty difficult if you are breastfeeding.

      I think a lot of working first time Moms are in denial about the physical toll the first year+.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon luckyme92
      OP
      Not looking at travel. Only for what I can do with an hour here and there
      Jan 8
    • Intel &&-9jj
      Ah. My time was devoted to watching the entire series of House.
      Jan 8
  • New / OtherAuntHilda
    Look for better jobs! Prepare for interviews.
    Jan 70
  • McMaster-Carr AjQQ27
    Take Andrew Ng's machine learning course.
    Jan 70
  • Yahoo qstpf
    Learn a new skill. That’s what I did. Probably something that will help you move up in your current role.
    7d2
    • Amazon luckyme92
      OP
      Skill like what?
      7d
    • Yahoo qstpf
      I learnt a new programming language and technology that will help me in my role. I also read a couple of books that were in my bucket list from long time.
      7d
  • New / Engmichalumni
    Leets
    Jan 70

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