Which is more important, your career or your kids? Dumb question right? There are very few parents who would say that their career was more important than their kids. As a matter of fact, that’s the whole point of this article. It is a dumb question, with the answer almost always being the same, so why is that form of questioning even a factor in so many conversations today in regard to working women who are mothers?
This type of questioning often leaves mothers feeling guilty about perusing a career. I believe that motherhood and a successful career are perfect partners. I mean, what better way to show your kids how to be successful at something than by doing it right before their little eyes?
If you are in this situation and you find yourself struggling with juggling both, don’t get discouraged. The fact that you have children is even more reason for you to push yourself to the maximum of your potential. Your kids will thank you later. One of the best pieces of advice that I can give that has worked for me, is to find yourself a support system. You may need a good friend to take your kids to the park while you finish that report or a sister or aunt who can help you with taking the kids to doctor’s visits. If you’re like me, and you don’t have a lot of family around, check out websites like care.com to find sitters who are more than willing to help you with errands or to just get a breather.
The main thing is to never give up on your dreams. You really can have them both. You and your children are well worth the struggle and trust me, it does get better.
Previously published on successfulsingleparents.com/ another website owned by Diathe Garnes LLC
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