New Mom Secrets: I Love Leaving My 9-Month-Old in Daycare

Suzanne Murray
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new mom secrets glad kid in daycareIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"My 9-month-old son is in daycare from 7:30 until about 5:30 while I'm at work every day—and I love it. If I had to stay home with him all day, I'd go nuts. I love him, but I like being around adults and working gives me a much-needed break. My mom says I need to find a way to work from home otherwise he'll be 'emotionally challenged.' I love my job—it's got good pay, great benefits, and I never have to work weekends. I love my son's daycare teacher, and he's always happy when he's there. He's even made a friend. Is it so wrong for me to want to go to work and be happy that my son is in daycare?  —anonymous

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

Past confessions:

I Took My Baby to a Bar

I Drove My Baby Without a Car Seat

I Forgot My Baby's Name!

I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone

I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

I Wish I Never Had a Baby

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