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.
Here’s the deal: As women, we have an arsenal of skills. We know how to multi-task. We know how to get things done. We can attend to details and keep the organization of our “ship” afloat. And we do this with a strength of character all the while taking on all of the various messages sent our way (i.e. media, advertising, etc.). But, adding to that is this precious little one. We love them with all of our heart. We want to give them the best life has to offer. But, we also want to follow our dream. Therein lies the crux of the matter for us.
You want to do everything we dreamed and sometimes that goes beyond being a mom. But you want to be known for more than just being a mom. You could never have imagined the amount of exhaustion, the amount of guilt, the amount of confusion you would feel as a mom. Is it really wrong to want a career -- to want a paycheck -- to want to be successful at business? The easy answer is “no,” but how do you live that on a day-in, day-out basis?
I will be answering these questions and more – with lots of tips for you – at my upcoming webinar, “The Dangers of Being SuperMom.” I encourage you to attend! The webinar will be held on March 20th at 6:00 pm and March 21st at 10am, Mountain time. I will help you decipher what you really should feel guilty about and what you need to focus on. You can do it!
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Tuesday March 20, 2012 @ 6PM MST