Hard Choice for Moms: Work or Stay Home?

I am looking to get a job. Researchingit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania months ago. You may have created a profile with another Rogers Media brand that can be used to log into this site. So my kids grew up seeing me work. I have gone back to a awful marriage after being seperated for a year, primarily I haven't found a job. Your trying to hard and it sounds like your judging yourself prior to them even meeting you! Get out there and give yourself some credit , please let me know how it goes.

A Globe and Mail reader wrote to the Corporate Governess columnist for advice on returning to work after being a stay-at-home mom. One of her concerns was that she was working longer hours and making less money than she did a decade ago.

How to Choose Between Home and Work

Follow along as Jennifer Pinarski shares her experiences about giving up her big city job and lifestyle to live in rural Ontario with her husband, while staying home to raise their two young children.

You know how there are dozens of things no one told you about parenting before you became a mom? Well, the things I was least prepared for were the difficulties of breastfeeding , the differences between my son and daughter and the fact that my belly button is nowhere near where it used to live. Equally surprising is the tricky transition from being a stay-at-home mom to a working parent. This was awkward because the daycare was only six blocks away from work, so I was still a bit of a mess when I checked in with my new boss.

While there is a sense of pride in returning to work and being paid for my skills, there is also tremendous guilt. But I know it will get better.

You will make less money than you did before A Globe and Mail reader wrote to the Corporate Governess columnist for advice on returning to work after being a stay-at-home mom. One of her concerns was that she was working longer hours and making less money than she did a decade ago.

Opting out of the workforce means opting out of the incremental raises that come with staying in your career for the long haul. Unfortunately, there are no bonus points. The first paycheque you earn after starting a new job eases the guilt and feels as awesome as the first paycheques you earned on your childhood paper route.

Well, without you or your kids home during the day to mess the place up your house will be tidier. You will have to re-learn to talk to adults I have no verbal filter—I swear under my breath far too often and I use My Little Pony or Ninjago inferences when explaining things to my children. All of these habits were hard to break when I started working again.

We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Going back to work felt like getting back on a bike. It was essentially irrelevant that I had been a stay-at-home mom…We are seeing many women get rehired at a comparable salary to the one they left…. And I always have to show it strong, without being arrogant or self-centered. You have to radiate that self-confidence to employers.

However, I found that when I was ready to get back to business, I was faced with a double-whammy: I had not been employed for almost seven years, and I was over 50…. The only thing I sacrificed was a few years of my career and I have no regrets. Restarting my career was difficult, but I just want to do what I love and love what I do. I am fortunate to work for a company that values people over profits and allows working women flexibility in their jobs. They disappeared into a black hole.

I spent 11 weeks at a bank that ended last June. In September, I was talking with the people at the bank, and they offered me the job I have now. I was a stay-at-home mom for ten years. It was hard going back to work after having been out of the workplace for so long.

My confidence was low, but it returned after I saw that I could manage everything. I knew I was a mom. In my family, even before we had kids, I was such a caretaker. I loved having a home…. I had the sense of being in an unequal marriage. If I had any angst about being an overeducated stay-at-home mom, it was not about raising the kids, but it was about sweeping….

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Mar 08,  · We have to adjust our expectations and sometimes be satisfied with good enough -- whether that means not being a heavy hitter at work for a while or letting the beds go unmade at damnr.ga: Marguerite Lamb. Mothers with the financial means have long had the choice to go back to work or stay home after the birth of their children. Today, however, more moms in all economic levels appear to be. After tried working, staying home, work again, I finally decided to stay home again and take the risk of the possibility of a divorce (I trust my husband enough to do that) and while at home.