Two Keys to Being a Successful Working Mom:
Flexibility and Balance!By: Krystal W. Abbott
Ideally, it would be great to have the significant other bring home the bacon and have mom take care of the home and the children. However, a lot of women would either not be satisfied professionally with that scenario, or financially the home can only be sustained with two incomes, or there is no significant other! So, the solution for the working mom is not to find the best paying job in her field of interest, but rather to find employment or other income generating opportunities that best meet the needs of her family. The working mom needs to find a way to generate income that allows her (with the help of her children if they are old enough) to take care of what is required at home. She needs to find a way to generate income that allows her time to be a part of her children(s) lives. She needs to find a way to generate income that will not cause her undue stress, guilt and feelings of ineptitude. The key requirement for any working mom in seeking any employment or income generating opportunities is FLEXIBILITY and BALANCE so that she can be a good mother, worker, and mate without losing her mind in the process!
FLEXIBILITY - Find part-time employment and supplement it with stay at home income generating opportunities OR find full time employment which allows you to work flexible hours so that you can take your kids to school, or pick them up from school or help them with homework or make it to their after school or travel sports activities, etc.
BALANCE - Spend time working, with the kids, for yourself, with the significant other, with friends and with other family without spending too much time in one area.