Having It All: A Career And A Baby


A lot of people seem to have the dated belief that women can either have a baby or a career – they can’t have both! Well, this could not be further from the truth! Women today can have it all. It is hard work, but it can be done. Read on to discover how.

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There is no right or wrong way to go about it

The first point, which is pivotal to stress, is that there is no right or wrong way to go about motherhood, your career, or combining the both. Rather than comparing yourself to other mothers, focus on yourself and what is right for you. This is all that truly matters at the end of the day!

If you have any training to do, do it remotely

Often, you will need to undergo training in order to take your career to the next level. This may be something your boss has demanded of you as part of your job, or it could be something you simply want to do to better yourself. No matter what applies, it is always better to do your training remotely. Luckily, this is easy today, as you can do anything from masters of education to accounting courses online. Don’t be afraid to request a schedule that fits into your new life. Your boss will be willing to give you flexibility if it does not hinder your performance.

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Focus on your career objectives

If you have decided that you are going to go back to work, it is important to pinpoint what you actually want from your career so you can focus on that. Also, remember, having a baby is not a disadvantage to your career. There are lessons you will learn from being a mother that will help you in your job – time management being a prime example. You will also find that you become better at solving problems too, and you will be able to view issues from a different perspective.

Stop feeling guilty!  

There is only one more thing to deal with, and this is with the guilt that a lot of new mothers have when they go back to work. They fear that people are going to judge them for trying to have a career while being a parent. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks and concentrate your thoughts on yourself and your family. There is nothing wrong with having a career and a baby. Why should you have to compromise?

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared in terms of unleashing your inner superwoman and mastering both a career and motherhood. Yes, it is hard but it can be done! Use the four tips that have been presented as a starting point to ensure that you can achieve what you really want from your life, both personally and professionally.

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