Motherhood is synonymous with guilt. And for working mothers, especially, guilt seems to be in endless supply. But now there may be reason for working moms to feel just a little less guilty. As this article says, a recent study has shown that children actually seem to be happier when both parents work. Young girls, especially seemed to benefit from living in a household with working parents.
It's probably no secret that having kids has an impact on your career. Working moms have often found themselves forced onto the "mommy track," and of course there are the challenges of finding work/life balance and struggling to juggle the responsibilities of kids and career.
Working Mother magazine released its annual list of best companies for working moms this week, spotlighting 100 companies the magazine judges to be top workplaces for women with children. The magazine compiles the list based on companies' answers to 650 questions covering a broad range of topics including health benefits, parental leave, and promotion opportunities for female employees.
For many working mothers, balancing work with family is one of life's toughest challenges. We've shared some tips on handling working mom obstacles, but the bottom line is there will still be days when it seems impossible to do it all.
If you're a working mom, or hope to be one someday, you've probably imagined some ideal scenario for how you would juggle career and motherhood while making it look easy—and while making sure your neither your home nor your work life skips a beat.