The double standard of “missing out on kids’ childhood”
I wrote this piece after reading a vent on a working mom’s board from a mom. She had been sitting in on a conversation with other moms who felt terrible for another mom for working and missing out on her kids’ childhood, all the while not knowing that she herself was also a working mom. The vent got me to thinking about the double standard between dads and moms, as I can’t imagine any of those women feeling bad for their husbands and partners for being at work all day.
Why do you work or stay-at-home?
Reading The High Need Baby Blog’s post about why she stays at home inspired me to wonder about everyone’s reasons for working or staying at home. Most of you seemed aligned with your current working employment, so that stay-at-home moms enjoyed spending time with their kids at home while working moms seemed to enjoy the challenges they found in paid employment.
Get out of the house on time even with young children
One of the downfalls of most working moms is rushing out in the mornings. Most of us have set schedules to abide by, and one that may not always work with our kids’ time tables. We’ve been able to manage given some extra preparation and other tips I mentioned in this post.
How to transition back to work after maternity leave
If deciding whether to return to work after maternity leave wasn’t difficult enough, figuring out how to transition back to work often poses a challenge in itself. Based on my own preparations as well as my flubs, I wrote a post to help others ease back in to work as smoothly as possible.
Why I don’t bother with working mom guilt
One of the biggest downfalls of being a working mom is the guilt that can often pervade our choice or necessity to return to work. Here I write about my reasons why there always isn’t a need for working mom guilt and how to avoid it.
How are you spending your Labor Day weekend?