I really appreciate you posting your very personal story on my blog. I know many moms who have battled postpartum depression, and the thought of returning to school full time is probably hard to imagine. When I had my first son, I had to return to school just for one week, and I still had so much anxiety leaving my 12 week old. However, it is so nice to know that you will have the entire summer with your little one. I know that when I finally returned to teaching for good in the fall, I was much more comfortable leaving my son. He was nearly 6 months old by then and was on a pretty predictable schedule.
I hope you will also find that living near your immediate family will also make motherhood so much easier. I can't imagine not having my parents around. My mom babysits for me while I am teaching and is available whenever I need her. She keeps me sane at times when my husband is out of town and I feel like school is too overwhelming.
Good luck finding a part-time job next year. Working part-time is certainly a great way to balance motherhood and teaching!
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