Wouldn't it be nice if it weren't nearly impossible to have a thriving, successful career and a happy little family simultaneously? Unfortunately in today's world, that dream seems to be a distant and unattainable reality, considering how difficult it is for mothers to find work after taking time off to care for their little ones in those precious first years. Thankfully, things are slowly changing and more mother-friendly career opportunities are popping up. Here are three initiatives that are making a huge impact for working mothers across the nation.
If you're a working mom, you already know how hard it can be to juggle priorities successfully. For starters, motherhood has launched you into a whole new dimension of exhaustion. You probably don't even recognize your own reflection in the mirror anymore, and neither do your co-workers. The piles of dishes and laundry are starting to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and every day you're just hoping and praying that no one stops by unexpectedly. You're not completely sure when the last time you showered was – but who cares, because everyone's alive and fed, right? This survival mentality is all too common for working moms, and it usually results in them feeling defeated, stressed to the max, and completely exhausted – which isn't a great combination for anyone's career or well-being. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here's what moms need in order to have the lives and careers they deserve.
Listen up, working moms. It's time to put your guilt-ridden thoughts aside and start celebrating the fact that you are a mother with a thriving career, because children of working moms are more successful than their peers. Says who? Harvard Business School, that's who. Here's what you need to know.
Working Mother magazine recently published an article that highlighted the inspiring stories of 25 celebrity mothers who chose to reinvent themselves mid-career to pursue new endeavors, which proved to be just as inspiring as they are prosperous. Read on to see how reinvention isn’t just for the rich and famous, it can also be your reality, too.
Going back to work after having a child can be a tough decision for many working mothers, because they fear motherhood means their careers have to suffer. A new book shows working that parenting and career success aren’t mutually exclusive.
Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
A new study shows how technology, specifically social media, has affected women in the digital age, both at home and at work. It found that today’s moms could care less about “having their cake and eating it to,” and would rather cuddle up with their smartphones than their husbands. (Sorry, not sorry.)
Studies show that fewer Americans want to become parents today than 20 years ago. The lack of support that the US offers its working parents, compared to the rest of the world, is definitely a factor. We’ll take a look at what America needs to do for its workforce to make holding down a career and a having family more realistic and less burdensome.