It’s never easy being a mom trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life and kids while keeping good quality time with family and kids while excelling at professional level.
More and more moms than ever are in the workforce. According to the Center for American Progress, “women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother.” Being a full-time working mother myself, I’ve had to look for ways to ensure family life is not impacted in a negative way and work is not affected. I must admit, sometimes I do get the feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and family. The key is to focus on a plan, get organised, and find the right balance between profession and parenthood. I’ve recently stumbled upon one study from Harvard which found that women with working mothers performed better in the workplace, earning more and possessing more powerful positions than their peers with stay-at-home mothers. This is quite reassuring for working moms to have received proof that indeed having a working mom at home doesn’t have a negative impact, but on the contrary, helps the child to become more prepared for the tough world outside. Isn’t that what we are all looking for at the end of the day? — It’s to have children who are confident, strong-minded, smart and healthy!