Being just a mom is tough enough. Throw into the mix a full-time job and you got yourself the makings of a superhero. Or a super MOM! When I think about getting a full-time job one of may main concerns is that I want to like my job. No one wants to go to work day after day dreading going. You want it to be a place where you can be creative and feel good about what you are accomplishing.
Of course money is always a concern too. I currently do not work outside the home because daycare is so expensive and it's more beneficial for me to stay home with my youngest son. I'm so lucky that random online jobs and blogging has allowed me to do this (and of course my amazing husband!).
One of the best ways to get your foot in the door at a new job is to have a college degree. These days us moms are lucky that we have the option of obtaining a college degree online. I remember when I was in college there were degrees online but very few. I ended up just choosing one since I had to choose something and stay home with my newborn son at the time. Within the next few years or so I may be joining the working mom force– the moms that I currently have SO much respect for. What has been your favorite job?
It is feasible that moms can work and go to school. Sometimes it can be hard and it is a decision not to take lightly. 🙂
Going to work and school while being a mom is tough. It can be done with determination though 🙂
This is another fantastic post, Krystle! You are absolutely right on enjoying what you do. And yes, while I don’t have any biped children I’m more than familiar with the horrendous costs by all of the people I work with. I also get frustrated for many of my mom friends at work who have just had a baby and want soooo badly to stay home with their child. I actually am a big believer in that for the bonding with a child. Not only between child and parent. But, between child and home. I didn’t have that as young boy. It was always being at someone else’s house being watched or on a bus or plane to somewhere. So, I’ve told you before I highly admire what you two are doing. Wow, that was a rant…sorry! Another job area is goverment or state jobs Krystle. You can get hired with a high school education and make an amazing career and retirement for ones self. I can vouch for that! I look forward to your next post! 🙂
I know many of my friends want to stay at home with their kids but can’t afford to do so. I’m lucky I have been able to but that train will be ending here before long. As a child I did have my mother at home most of the times but with her being an alcoholic I probably would have prefered she worked outside the home. It is a great bonding experience otherwise. Very good to know about the goverment and state jobs. I will need to look into that in the future. Thanks!