As Mother’s Day approaches, we wanted to shine the spotlight on the working moms on our HM team. In fact, just over 50 percent of our team are moms!
More than ever children are growing up with a working mom in the house. The U.S. Department of Labor revealed that 70 percent of mothers with children under 18 work either full or part-time.
Knowing that juggling children and a career is not easy, we asked our resident moms for some advice for other working mothers. Here’s what they had to say!
Jess teaching Stephen ABCs and SEM!
- Let go of any guilt. You are providing for your family and things are different than they were 50 years ago. You need two incomes nowadays to make it work. Change your thinking, change your life. Have a positive perspective on things is the best answer. – Jessica R.
- Make your kids an asset, not a hurdle to your career by transferring the skills and benefits they bring to your life to your job. Let them train you to be a better leader. Kids force us to be problem solvers, decision makers and peace-keepers. They teach us to listen, to be patient and to have empathy. – Amy V
Lennon is learning the importance of using hashtags from Brandi
- Set up for success on Sundays! If you plan your lunches and dinners ahead and stick to the schedule, you don’t have to worry about brainstorming meal ideas. Also, focus on what you get done each week vs. what you didn’t complete. You’ll be surprised at how much you actually accomplish! – Brandi S.
- It helps us stay connected to have sit-down family dinners without technology during the week so we can talk about our days. My 6 year old son takes the ‘no technology’ rule very seriously. He won’t even tolerate our phones sitting on the table during dinner! I also I try to talk to my son about work with him so he better understands what is taking up my time outside of him. At this point, he most relates to mommy working with the “previews” that he sees on TV and YouTube! – Aimee B.
Melissa teaches her kids the importance of a good networking dinner!
- Pinterest is your best friend. Keep emergency boards for all holidays. Those kid holiday parties will sneak up on you and valentine’s day isn’t just a shoebox wrapped in paper with paper valentines in it. The competition is fierce. – Melissa W.
- Have a code word your kids or husband can text you in case of emergency. This way, you can excuse yourself and take the news in private vs. catching a glimpse and reacting in a meeting or professional company. – Jessica A.
Don’t beat yourself up over the day to day struggles of a working Mom. Children grow up and they DON’T remember them. Love from your child(ren) isn’t determined by whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home Mom; It’s what’s in the heart!- Lisa Q.
- Work for a company that understands you can have it all…Being a great mom and a great employee! – Shea M.
Our HM moms asked our children if they knew what we did at work. Visit our Facebook page to hear their responses!