What is your experience of returning to work after maternity leave? I am researching this issue for my masters degree dissertation. The overall aim of the research is to offer an insight into the experiences of women teachers who are returning to work. I am looking for comments from women teachers who have returned to work after maternity leave in the last five years. In particular, I'm looking for responses to the following questions: 1. What are the stresses involved when returning to work after maternity leave leave? 2. What coping strategies have you employed? 3. What is your perception of your work/life balance since returning to work? 4. Has there been a change in your career ambition since the birth(s) of your child(ren)? 5. How can schools help women returning to work after maternity leave? If you would like to comment on any (or all) of the questions, please leave your post below. Please note that by doing this you consent to the researcher using all or part of the data for purposes of the research. While direct quotes may be used, no usernames will be quoted in the dissertation.