Going back to teaching after a lengthy period can be quite daunting, especially if there is a new member of your family needing your undivided attention. There is no doubt that a baby changes your life completely. Indeed, some parents, if finances allow, opt out of work for a few years, whilst others decide on a change of status from full to part-time, so that they can spend more time with the new arrival. For most, parenthood is a joy but when the time comes to get back to work it can be a heart-wrenching and difficult time. It is hard to imagine that one little person can be so time-consuming, but the simple fact is, babies do need and want your attention. It is important, thus, to be well organised.