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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.


This is the last excerpt from this article… I hope you have found them to be helpful.

Problem: “Nobody wants to hear 24-7 about my crying children, although that seems to be my world,” Buckham said.

I’ve been aware of this myself during my pregnancy – not talking too much about my pregnancy, kids, etc. My husband and I have made a pact that we’ll be aware of this after our little one arrives. We’ll see how it goes of course, but we both want to hang onto our current identities as working professionals, and balance that with being parents.

Solution: Develop your own interests and keep up with current events so you can hold your own around the watercooler. If your colleagues roll their eyes at the mention of the word “onesie,” then it’s time to change the subject.

Keep up to date on what’s going on with your friends, co-workers, your company and current events. Watch the news at night, read the paper when you can, get your news off the internet if that’s the easiest way to get it. Make sure your interests don’t complete fall off the radar not only for your workplace conversation, but also for your sanity and personal fulfillment!

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Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach