Re: staying home for a year
If you're doing any volunteer work, or taking any classes, or doing anything that might apply to your career later, keep notes on that stuff. Add it all to your resume, to show that even though you were off work with your baby, you were still keeping up with your career.
Learning new software, keeping up with industry news and publications, renewing certifications, it all counts.
Your daughter will be proud of you!
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