your decision to be a SAHP or WOHP?
When I said that, I was trying to answer the OP's question of whether a longer maternity leave would affect working status.
Oooh, "hybrid"! I think that is an excellent word choice!
Really, the only thing I did differently because I was plnning on returning to work before my children were weaned is freeze more breastmilk.
planning on returning to work separates the two.
that length of leave would have no effect on the ultimate decision of whether or not to go back to work.
but it can't can it?
<maternity leave - using the OP's 85 % of pay for a year as example - then while AH say,
ok, i get the comparison to a vacation.
i'd be curious what your H/R husband has to say.
"Are you telling me that any SAHM who plans on going back to work someday is not really a SAHM?'
LOL, by that theory i was not a SAHM even though I was AH for 12.5 years because I expected that at some point I would return to work.