- Absolve yourself of “mommy guilt.” You are doing the best that you can.
- Remember that a desire for a career does not make you a bad mother, nor does a desire for work/life balance make you a bad employee.
- Be proactive and creative. Many supervisors are open to considering creative solutions when they are presented, but will not be so conscious as to offer them unasked.
- If you have a partner, ask that partner for help and unconditional love and support.
- Find a community of mothers who also work outside the home. So much mom support is based on the stay-at-home crowd, and while some of our issues are the same, some are very different.
- Remember that raising children only comes once in a lifetime.
For Elyse, a visit home consists of eight siblings (4 brothers, 4 sisters), two deaf moms, two dogs, and…