Because my career has always dominated my life, balancing work and home life is currently an important subject for me. I am one exhausted working mum!
Moreso, over the last few years – living through having a full-time job during pregnancy. Facing the financial uncertainty of maternity leave. Working from home during the pandemic. Balancing caring for a toddler and increasing nursery fees. Then finally being made redundant. What a whirlwind experience. But I have emerged better off in many different ways.
See my career backstory and what went wrong over on Mummy Conquering Anxiety.
I started this blog because I wanted to achieve a work-life balance, which I have now done. Therefore it was vital for me to be honest about the issues I’ve faced and a series felt like the best way to do it.
It’s a great time to summarise the posts in the series so far and let you know the topics I intend to cover moving forward.
To this day, I still struggle with the fact I have essentially given up my career to have a baby. That said, I am now comfortable working less to balance both and I have accepted I cannot be superwoman. Being an exhausted working mum eventually led me to burnout and it was clear I needed to work fewer hours at my job.
This post explores the turmoil many working mothers face and I hope society changes to allow us to do both comfortably.
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As you can imagine, job hunting after such a long period was incredibly difficult. It took a lot of work and felt almost like writing an essay, to justify my transferrable skills.
Because I had to conduct research, I wanted to share the resources I found.
Budgeting is such a hot topic at the moment and my heart goes out to anyone struggling to make ends meet. As a family, we were there last year. Putting back a loaf of bread in the supermarket and calculated the cost of items in my basket, before heading to the till.
This is the reason I had to share my experiences, to help other people out there.
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This post is packed full of all the useful links you need to build a CV, change careers and succeed at the interview stage.
Because childcare, mainly how expensive it is, is central to whether I can work and for how many hours, it was important to write about this.
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What’s coming up in the series?
Posts I will be publishing in the coming weeks:
motivational affirmations to get you through an interview
my feelings about working part-time after a full-time career
Over to you
Because I am creating this series to help other working parents in a similar situation, I would like to know your thoughts on what topics to explore next. It’s great to have the input of my readers.
I can’t wait to hear from you.
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