Career Advancement And Children? Yes, You Read That Right

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Career Advancement And Children

When you have kids, it’s not unusual for your career to take a back seat. Nothing’s more important than your family — some moms even give up work altogether. This is an admirable pursuit which works for many women. But, what if you don’t want to give up work? Far from it, you may want to continue in your career and advance along the way. How is this possible? Even for those women who keep working, a career advancement is often out of reach for at least a few years.

This is no surprise when you consider a career advancement usually involves extra hours or further qualifications. Neither of which you have the time for right now. Or, do you? As with most things in life, a career advancement with young kids is all about compromise. While your family should always come first, the following allowances could help you shine at work regardless.

Find flexible ways to advance your skills

One of the best ways to gain promotion is to advance your skills. It may be, for instance, that you seek a degree alongside your work. This is a push for even those without kids. Luckily, there is a solution, and it comes in the form of online courses.

With these, you can complete your degree from the comfort of your sofa once the kids are in bed. There are plenty of courses like this out there, so do your research. A nurse looking to grow could embark on something like this rn to bsn course. A retail assistant may wish to advance to management with a similar degree. You name it; there’s probably an online course to help towards it.

After my associate’s degree, I pretty much earned my entire bachelors degree online. So it’s possible — and I was pregnant or with a small child the whole time!

A new way to work extra hours


Working past office hours will become harder when you have little ones. Your childcare only extends to the time you finish work, and there’s plenty to do at home. The trouble is, you’re never going to get a career advancement if you go home the moment you’re able. Luckily, these days we have a lot of options.

You could consider fitting in extra hours around your partner’s schedule. It may be that you have to go home then return once your partner finishes work. While not ideal, this further shows just how committed you are to getting a career advancement. That alone could work more wonders than you know.

It’s also worth asking whether you can work from home in the evenings. Remote work is common, so your boss shouldn’t have a problem with this if you’re in a technical field. Besides, you’re doing them a favor and showing your resourceful side at the same time. While you won’t want to do this every night, it’ll allow you to keep your head down while also keeping an eye on your kids. This is ideal for those with kids at school age and above.

Whoever said having kids holds you back in life? That simply couldn’t be further from the truth.

Career Advancement And Children

10/15/18 I have been married 16 years today. Can’t believe it!! We saw Wicked last night — it was SO good — I highly recommend it! 🙂

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  1. Paula Pennachio says:

    My mom kept advancing while raising me I’m so proud of her

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