Teachers Carbone and Bowers Return After Maternity Leave

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by Darryl Warren

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they want to settle down and have children. That’s the American dream, right? As we speak, English teacher, Jessica Bowers and science teacher, Erica Carbone have returned from their six week maternity leave. I was lucky enough to ask the ladies about their new life as a mother.

Q: First of all welcome back. How’s the baby?

Bowers: He’s great; he’s gaining weight and smiling.

Carbone: She’s good; she’ll be three months old next week.

Q: What is the most exciting part about being a mother?

Bowers: Everything, but I like getting snuggles.

Carbone: It’s nice watching her grow and seeing how she changes.

Q: What was your first reaction to the pregnancy?

Bowers: I was really happy because I never thought I would have a baby.

Carbone: I was excited, scared, and nervous. All the normal things.

Q: Has the new baby affected your work life in any way?

Bowers: Yes. It’s made me more efficient because I have less time so I don’t waste any.

Carbone: Yes, I find that I’m not at work as much; I try to rush out of here to get home, and I don’t come in as late.

Q: Is there any advice you could give to anyone who wants to be a parent?

Bowers:  Wait until you find the right person.

Carbone: It’s hard, so don’t to it until you’re ready. Just remember that you are the child’s parent and no matter what life people give you, you have their best interest at heart.

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