Working Moms: 6 Tips for Success

Via Sojourner Marable Grimmett
on Sep 15, 2010
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  1. Absolve yourself of “mommy guilt.” You are doing the best that you can.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If you have a partner, ask that partner for help and unconditional love and support.
  5. 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.
  6. Remember that raising children only comes once in a lifetime.


About Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sojourner Marable Grimmett has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a stay-at-work mom and her experience in higher education spans over 10 years working in student services and enrollment management. Sojourner previously worked at CNN, Georgia Public Television, and as an AmeriCorp member at Harvard University’s Martin Luther King Jr. after-school program. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Roland and two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua. Visit her blog and follow her on twitter.


4 Responses to “Working Moms: 6 Tips for Success”

  1. Persona Affairs says:

    Great post…thanks for lifting the guilt for working mothers!

  2. Sojourner Marable says:

    Thanks Kim! It's a challenge balancing work and motherhood, but what's been most helpful is having a support group at work.

  3. I really needed to read this today. Thank you.

  4. Thanks Amanda! Keep up the good work!