Dangers of Being a Working Mom
I’m thinking from the title, that guilt might have been your first instinct upon reading this. Don’t hear “guilt” as much as I want you to hear “healthy.” That is, the healthiest way to be a Mom who works outside the home and the issues that come with that. There is joy… and there are dangers. I want to help you with the dangers.
My guess is you always knew that you could never be a stay-at-home Mom. Even though you couldn’t wait to have a child -- and you loved how the child changed your life -- you knew you would go stir crazy if you stayed home all day with these precious things you brought into the world. For some of us, it was a good thing we had a desire to work because our husband’s salary could not support your family. That is not a bash on your husband – you wanted them to follow their passion, their gift, their dream – but their dream perhaps didn’t pay like you hoped it would. As a result, you entered the workforce. For others, being in the workforce with our own career was always the option we wanted to pursue. Either way, the challenges of being a “working Mom” entered our world. And our world has never been the same.
Take working mom Kalie Carney for example, she's pregnant, works fulltime, and has a 2 year old daughter. She is one of many. To hear more about her story check out the feature local news station KMVT did with her and I here.