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The Truth About Coming Back From Maternity Leave

This week on Game Plan, Death, Sex & Money's Anna Sale talks about how taking a "visible" maternity leave helped her come back to work

People must take extended leaves of absences from work for many different reasons. The luckiest workers get paid for their time off, and have employers that make leaving and coming back as easy as possible. But for even the most privileged, reentering the workplace after a bunch of time off isn't entirely seamless.

One of our own, Game Plan co-host Francesca Levy, knows the realities of coming back very well. She's just back from a months-long hiatus for her own maternity leave. For her, in some ways, coming back has been easier than expected. In others, it hasn't: Pumping, anyone? Anna Sale, the host of Death, Sex & Money, joins the show to talk about what she calls a "visible" leave and how she balances work and parenting.

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Each week, Game Plan hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Francesca Levy take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office.

 

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