Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Are You Returning to Work?

I ran across another article that I thought the Moms who are facing the choice that no matter how much they want to stay home, they need the money and they have to get back into the job force. I was sent this material that came from 30 Must-Read Blogs for Moms Who Are Returning to Work .
You all know that I am a grandmother and that my daughter is grown and on her own and I normally don't get too involved with how other Mothers raise their children or make the decision to go back. But, what I do care about is, that if you have to make that choice, then I want it to be well thought out and with all the information available before you make a life changing decision.
I did not copy the whole article as I don't want any issues with repeating other's posts or works so I only grabbed a few and the link above will take you to the "real" article that you can read so that you are well informed.
Plus, I have decided to contribute somewhat to my blog instead of just being a Product Reviewer who holds Giveaways also. I would like to think that I am a help to some of you and I know we have talked at great length about my illnesses, but that is not all of me, there are layers upon layers of me that I would love to share and so I will be doing that now from time to time and I hope some of these articles will help you make better informed decisions.
Good Luck! I applaud all the Mother's out there who have to do it all!

Moms Returning to Work from Maternity Leave

Maternity leave, no matter how long the duration, will go by in the blink of an eye. Leaving your baby with a stranger and not being able to monitor her constantly will be hard. However, with the right planning and support, you can return to work safe in the knowledge that both you and your baby are in good hands.

■My Top Five Maternity Leave Tips
■20 Tips For Working and Breastfeeding
■Five Guilt-Free Tips for Returning to Work After the Baby
■Leaving Your Baby: Childcare Options That Are Right for You
■The Back-to-Work Guide for New Moms

Employer Support for Moms Returning to Work

Your employer has an important role to play in helping you integrate back into the work place. There are a number of ways in which your employer can support you. If you need retraining, reduced or flexible hours or your child has special needs, you should speak to either your employer or human resources department.

These five blogs will help arm you with the confidence and knowledge to approach your employer for help.

■Presidential Debate: What Do Working Moms Need From an Employer?
■U.S. Lags Behind in Support of Working Mothers
■Action Step 14: Employer Support
■Pumping in the Workplace: Rights of Breastfeeding Moms
■5 Things Employers Should Know About Breastfeeding

Career Advice for Moms Returning to Work

An obvious concern for moms returning to work, especially those who have been out of work long term, is how their career path is affected. Some moms may want to continue on their previous path, while others may want to move upwards or sideways into a different department, or take a reduction in hours.

It’s often hard for moms to decide which way to go for fear that it won’t work out. Another concern for moms returning to work is whether they will be able to adapt to all the changes in processes since they were last part of the workforce. It is for these reasons that moms returning to work will benefit from career advice.

■Mothers Returning To Work – How To Boost Your Confidence
■My 6 Best Gutsy Tips for Working Moms (Besides Pick a Partner Who Makes Great Margaritas) ■Four Stress-Less Tips for Working Moms
■Advice for Working Moms Juggling Career and Kids
■Working Moms: Five Tips For Success

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.