Preparing for 9 to 5 (Again)
How to make a smoother transition by streamlining your daily routine
Reality can strike hard when you go back to work after maternity leave. With a new baby to care for, there's no time to mull over makeup, debate outfits, even repair a nicked nail. You're not getting enough sleep, and your body may not even feel like yours yet.
But be reassured: Thousands of new moms get out the door every day looking, if not perfect, then perfectly presentable. You'll probably need to look for shortcuts and may have to adapt your routine to the physical changes motherhood brings. Here's how: