Am I a Normal Parent?

Hi Sara – I would really appreciate some feedback on this topic. My maternity leave has ended, and so I started looking into home care & daycare providers. I myself had a bad experience with a babysitter when I was younger and, as my husband likes to say, I’m an “overprotective” mother.I’m having real trust issues when it comes to leaving my daughter as well as an overwhelming feeling of guilt. It seems like no one is good enough to watch her unless they’re a close relative; and even then my cell phone is always in my hands or beside me. I’m tempted to stay at home but money would be extremely tight and I’ve been considering home care but alot of people say it’s really hard work, and I should do it because I want to, not because I have to.Do you have any suggestions as to how to make up my mind and feel confident and happy with my decision in the end?

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