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Career Corner: When Mom goes back to ‘paying’ work

I was honored to
be featured in a recent Tampa Bay Times article about mom’s going back to the work force. Several of my friends have gone
through this situation of a career transition and how to re-enter the workforce, so it’s near and dear to my heart!
Plus, I’ll be undergoing my own transition into balancing motherhood and career
early next year.


In the next few
posts are excerpts from this article… I hope it’s helpful to you.

Problem: The house is a wreck.

Solution: Prioritize. “I have a laundry basket full of clothes in the middle of my living room right now,” Buckham said with a laugh. “There’s no way that I can do it all, and if I tried to do it all and if I was successful at doing it all, then something else is going to be lacking in my opinion, because it’s physically impossible for me to be able to accomplish all those things.” She said her husband has had to pitch in more around the house, and most nights the two eat dinner in shifts. According to Crawford, if you talk to your spouse ahead of time about the new division of labor, he’ll be less likely to resent the changes. Sit down and discuss what you’ll need help with. If you need to hire someone to come in to keep things tidy, so be it. Come up with a solution that works for both of you. Communicating about it beforehand is key.

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Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach