For some mothers, the term “working mom” seems a bit redundant. That is because all mothers are “working”, in the sense that they have the job of raising their children. Perhaps a better term of phrase would be “moms with other jobs.”
So for all those moms out there with other jobs, this section is for you! Learn more about how to balance the stresses of work with raising a child and how to ensure the right amount of time for both "jobs."
Finding enough time to go to work, finish your schooling and taking care of your children is not an easy task. On this site, you will get some of the best advice on how to manage your time and feel accomplished being a mother with other jobs.
Child Care Options
For starters, moms of young children will likely be interested in finding out about the childcare options available to them, including both home and school-style day care, as well as relative care.
Learn more about the differences between a home day care and a day care facility and find out the pros and cons of both options. Decide which form of day care best suits your family's needs and feel confident that you have chosen the right form of day care for your child.
For those who would like to keep their children at home, you can find information on how to look for a nanny as well as information on the increasingly popular option of au pairs. Get advice on what to ask a nanny or au pair during an interview and about how to ensure that this person is taking good care of your child.
Also look into the pluses and minuses of having your child cared for at home. While this may be perfect when your child is very young, you may want to consider a group day care option for when your child is older. This will then provide the opportunity for your child to play with other children and gain social development.
Returning To Work
Most working moms are nervous about returning to work. Read our helpful section on how to deal with returning to work anxiety. Find out how to cope with the stress of having children at home and working all day.
Also learn more about coping with feelings of guilt about not being able to spend twentyfour hours a day with your child. This guilty feeling is one of the biggest problems for moms returning to work. However, some time apart may actually be a good thing for both you and your child. Find out more today.
Moms who are not quite ready to return to work should look into their options for online schools. These schools allow mothers to earn a degree in a number of different fields from the comfort of their own homes. A simple online search might inspire some mothers to confidently make the first step toward a rewarding career.
Some working mothers find that their current job just doesn't work with their new family structure. If this is your case, you don't have to choose between staying in your job or staying home - you can look into a career change.
Find out more about how to find a job that fits your family life. Also check out our article on what to do if you are breastfeeding and have to return to work. Learn more about pumping milk while on the job so that you don't lose your milk supply.
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