The working mom runs a crazy schedule. The daily grind can be overwhelming: dressing and preparing the kids for school or daycare; working a demanding full-time job; rushing off to buy the groceries and home to fix dinner; attempting to meet the needs of the kids, husband and herself and trying to enjoy and be good at all of the above. The reasons for being a working mom vary from woman to woman. But all agree, it s a tough life. With mommy time at a premium, it s crucial to maximize your influence by providing guidance, love and undistracted attention to your kids. Balance may be difficult, but it is possible.
What to Look For In a Nursery School or Playgroup
When you leave your child in someone else's care, there are some concerns you need to consider.
Working Moms Are Nothing New
It's just that they didn't have to leave their babies in daycare to do it.
Questions and Answers
Do you feel it is still important to have Mom at home in the teen years?
Do you think it is all right for a woman to make it her exclusive career goal to be a wife and mother? Or should there be something else?
What do you think of placing children in child-care centers so mothers can work?
How Motherhood Changed Me
One professional woman recounts her first few weeks at home, alone, with her new baby.
I Can't Do It All
If you've been through an experience related to this topic, we invite you to share your story with others.
Balance in life is often elusive. But it can be attained.
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Other Things to Consider
The Most Important Job in the World
When it comes to mothering, beware of substitutes.
The Stress of Being Superwoman
Is the title Superwoman too high and lofty for the everyday mom? These quick tips can help you utilize every minute of the day.
Fitting Kids Into a Life
We're well-versed in how to make it in the corporate world. What we need is a little advice about making it in the nursery.
Transitions: Changing Jobs, Moving
Relationships: Communication Gaps
Parenting Teens: Communication Problems