3 month versus 3 years

Maternity leave

Have you ever thought how great opportunity have all mothers living in the Czech and Slovak Republic because they have maternity leave for 3 years compare to 3 month in Latin America?

I have been thinking how great social system we have that is able to support mothers and their angels and let us to influence development of our kids. Compare to the Latin America system where mother has to go to work immediately after 3 month pass. There is not such a support and if the father does not earn enough money to be able to support whole family then there is no other choice. I was also speaking with Carlos about that how gifted we are, because in our case it enables me to travel with him wherever for 3 years and no matter in which country I am or at which continent I am still financially supported. Although on the other hand I have seen many nice pre-schools over here which accepts babies since 4 month age and they have very nice development system for babies. BUT you have to PAY and if pay then a LOT. Education is not for free and good schools charges a lot.

I just wanted to make this post because many mothers in Czech they still complain that they do not get enough money, that state is not giving us enough to be able to support our family etc. And not so many of them is thinking actually how much is our social system giving us and our kids and how great full we should be.

I was also thinking why they do not have same system over here and after some time and few discussions with locals I found out that it is not possible . There is one simple reason for that. Try to imagine that countries which have natural birth rate (in Venezuela is counting about 20% and in Czech republic is about 8%)high would have strong social system. Then overpopulation would be issue not only for India and China but also for LA.

And as a rest all the best for the upcoming years. I have still 2 years and 2 month to go ahead so lets see what they will bring. But I am really happy that I will not miss even single day with my son.

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Young always smiling mom of 2 boys . Finished her master degree at the Economical University in Brno (Czech Republic) country in the heart of Europe. Heading new life stage with a brand new role in my future life career. I have been working for student NGO AIESEC, playing accordion for 11 years, swimming as a competitive mono flip swimmer, singing in a teenage choir and joining different hobbies when any opportunity appeared. I love traveling and exploring new countries so that's why I have been studying abroad (Finland, Thailand), working abroad (Estonia) and daddy of my kids is from Venezuela :). I am a passionate dancer too. Now working for various projects, passionate about a vegan diet.

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