Challenges of Working Mom’s

When Genghis was just 3 weeks old I went back to work full time. I was lucky that instead of daycare, my mother actually watched him for us. But that didn’t change the fact that I would cry the entire drive into work after leaving him. I not only wanted to be with him, I needed to be with him.

When he was just 12 weeks old we moved to the south. This allowed me to become a stay at home mom. Here we are 6 years later and I would not change it for the world.

Not all moms are able to stay at home and some even want to work. We have come a long way in that women have this choice to make.

But that is not to say that working outside the home does not come with its own special set of challenges. For one arranging child care can be a daunting task. You are entrusting the care of your child to someone else. Luckily many work places now offer on site childcare. Imagine the peace of mind that would come if you knew your child was in the same building as you.

Then there are illness to deal with. If your child gets sick, you have to arrange for time off, doctor trips and often times, alternative care for the child until they are well.

Of course those are just a couple of the challenges that working moms outside the home face. It is something that I do not miss and as my children get older, I am more in awe of the mothers who do it.

Thankfully some companies do realize the added stress of working outside of the home. Global Response is a parent-friendly employer, offering employees comprehensive benefits and even an on-site child care center.

Are you a working mother? If so what types of challenges have you faced?

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.