Resignation letter to be a stay-at-home mom(4 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “resignation letters to be a stay-at-home mom.”

Writing a “resignation letter to be a stay-at-home mom.”

When writing a “resignation letter to be a stay-at-home mom,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Julie Lindmarr

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


September 1, 2018

Mr. Paul Ferrari

Stirling Manufacturing

1439 West Plant Rd.

Denver, CO 80123

Dear Paul,

I’m writing this letter to let you know that my last day at Stirling Manufacturing will be March 11. I am sorry to leave such an excellent employer, but I have decided to stay at home with my baby for the first few years of her life.

As you know, I have felt quite conflicted since coming back to work following my FMLA time and my extended unpaid leave of absence. I truly bonded with the baby and appreciate your generous permitting of time off while I thought about all of the options.

Since coming back to work full time three weeks ago, I have had a difficult time balancing my work and life roles. I have also not found childcare that I am completely happy with and this is adding to my stress.

I have appreciated my ten years with Stirling and will certainly consider working with the company again, depending on your needs when I come back into the workforce. I will long remember the kindness and generosity with which you treated me throughout the pregnancy and during my leaves.

I hope that you will remember me and my work with appreciation and a positive spirit. Please stay in touch when I am no longer working here.

Please let me know how I can help you transition my work and my job to another employee. I am also available to help recruit and train my replacement, even beyond the two weeks, if you don’t mind the baby under the desk while we work together.

Again, working here has been great I will miss you and all of my coworkers. Becoming a stay-at-home mom was a difficult decision, but it’s the best one at this time, for my family.

I wish you nothing but the best.


Julie Lindmarr (signature hard copy)

Julie Lindmarr”

Sample 2:

“Shayna Booker

General Manager

Colonial Family Dollar

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

It is with sadness and trepidation that I write this resignation letter.

I have been with Colonial Family for 13 years. I know how important that word Ôfamily’ is. I could not have asked for a better job or greater people to work with every day. When I joined the ranks, I was fresh out of college and could not imagine anything outside of being Colonial’s CEO!

Now I have been married six years. The relocation created a commute I could have lived without. People like you and Colonial management made it worth my while to stay. That enhanced my respect for and loyalty to this organization. My priorities certainly shifted, but I still looked to a long association here.

But I am going to be a mother again. I missed the first steps of my Lonnie. Was not there when he cried for me on his first day of Pre-K. I do not want to recreate those events with my next child, or the one after that.

As much as it saddens me, I submit my resignation, which goes into effect three weeks from the date of this letter.

Again, it has been a wonderful experience. I thank you and everyone at Colonial Family.

Best regards,

Shayna Booker”

Sample 3:



City, State Zip Code






City, State Zip Code

Dear Ms. Manager,

Please accept my resignation effective September 30, 2018. As you know, I had my second child in August, and I have decided that I will not be returning to work after my maternity leave. I plan on staying home with my children for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your understanding. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this transitional time. I am available over (phone, email) and would also be happy to come into the office for a day to pass off any contacts, emails, or information that you need.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Firstname Lastname”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr. Grimes

As you already know, I have been on maternity leave from my position as a senior assistant at ABC Company for the past 4 weeks, with my return to work scheduled for January 15, 2014. However, after giving much thought to the situation, it has become apparent that it is in the best interest of myself, my new child, and my team members at ABC Company if I resign from my position indefinitely in order to best care for my new family. Therefore, I appreciate your understanding of my plans not to return to work as scheduled.

I would be more than happy to assist in the finding and/or training of my replacement in any way that I can. If any discussion in regards to this is needed, or if you have any questions, I can be contacted by phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I will inform my team members and make them welcome to contact me as well.

I am grateful to you and ABC Company for the great experience and cooperation I have enjoyed there over the past few years. Although I will miss everyone at the office, I know I would not be able to properly focus on my work away from my child after such a short maternity leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Carolyn Jensen

Carolyn J. Jensen

Senior Assistant

ABC Company”

Sample 5:

“Dear Gunther

As you know I have decided that upon the end of my designated maternity leave period I will not be returning to my position at Citi branch. There are two reasons for this and I would like to list them here.

To start I recently learned that the position I held has been filled and the branch has no interest in relocating that individual. That means relocating me either to a lower position or to another branch. I cannot say either prospect interests me. The location is perfect only 15 minutes from my apartment providing a convenient commute especially in case of emergency. I have investigated and the nearest Citi Branch after yours is a 45-minute drive and a longer public commute.

The second reason is purely maternal. My baby is only three months old and I cannot bring myself to part with her at this time. My husband and I have agreed if I did choose to stay home a little longer we would find a way to make ends meet. And after hearing about my being relocated upon my return it was easy to make the decision that left me home with my newborn.

I want everyone at Citibranch to know it was a pleasure and I wish you all the best.

Best regards

Cynthia Sparks”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens if you quit after maternity leave?

If you quit after maternity leave you may have to pay back some or all of your maternity pay.

However, your employer can’t force you to return to work after maternity leave there are some things you may want to consider both financial and legal concerns.

When should you offer your resignation notice?

A 2-month notice gives your employer time to find your replacement so your position may not remain vacant when you leave the company. 

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