We’re the first ones to admit that #thejuggleisreal and trying to balance home life with work life can sometimes get the best of us. There’s been one too many evenings when we felt the dreaded “mom-guilt” of not knowing whether to choose to get home to the littles to do the bedtime routine or head out for a night of fun with our workmates. Both are equally as important and the balance is often times hard to manage. We have finally set some hard and fast rules (ie. we don’t go out two nights in a row) that have helped tremendously, but the feelings of loneliness or not doing a good job can sometimes linger. As it turns out, these are common feelings amongst our tribe and we’ve got a few tips for merging these two worlds into one. Read on…
According to the Department of Labor statistics, 57% of all women participate in the labor force. This statistic includes 25.1 million working mothers with children under 18 years old. Many women enjoy blending work and motherhood as a choice to continue their careers while raising their families.
Working mom loneliness and working mom isolation are on the rise, however, as more and more women are juggling the responsibilities of professions and parenting. Being a working mom is lonely. Working moms feeling isolated is only one of the many adjustments women face when they transition from a childless professional to a working mom.
Why Working Moms Might Feel Lonely
Changes at work and home contribute to the loneliness of working moms. These are some examples working moms shared with us:
How to Overcome Working Mother Isolation
Even good changes are uncomfortable sometimes. But in periods of discomfort is when we grow, find out-of-the- box solutions to problems and discover new things about ourselves. Here are solutions working moms and mompreneurs have found to overcome working mother isolation and loneliness:
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