Mums returning to work DO have a choice

By Leigh Hunt

There is no more profound a career change than the transition from woman to mother. It's a life-changing event that's difficult to top. Motherhood impacts every facet of our lives, and for most of us ‘work hard, play hard' becomes a long and distant memory.

If you're a mum, it's likely that the birth of your first child has caused you to reassess your career and to check how it aligns with your new role as a mother.

Long hours, nights away from home and a hyper office environment might have had you buzzing in your previous life. But can you really give 100% to your child AND dedicate so much time and energy to your job? Probably not. In fact, for most mums the desire for a high-powered, status driven job wears off with the gas and air! Quite simply, your priorities change.

So, you've spent the first few months or years getting acquainted with your fantastic new role as mother, and no doubt the rewards you continue to feel far outweigh those of any other job you've ever had. But, if you're reading this, I'm guessing it's time for you to start thinking about returning to work. Be it for reasons of finance, or sanity! Either way, it probably feels like a daunting decision. What do you do? And how do you reconcile with the possibility of handing over daytime care of your child to someone else?

Well the truth is, you don't have to!

The solution? Read the full article on Careershifters to find out the solution.

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