Throughout the ages career women have battled with the huge question of,” Stay at home or go back to work?” The dilemma begins before, during, and after childbirth of what decision you as the mother would like to make for the future well being of not only yourself but for your child. The situation becomes a little more interesting when you think about the state of the economy, cost of day care, missing the formative years of your child’s development, and keeping your career portfolio up to date and relevant. Although, I have found that their are many different options to stay involved in your career while working from home. I have learned that you can balance your time and do things that you feel passionate about and discover new things creatively by spending time with your child. I believe that with the growing number of women working from home, and with the use of technology more women are choosing to start their own business, become Mommy Blogger, develop online stores, and collaborate with other stay at home mothers on different ventures and business ideas that do not require anytime away from their responsibilities in the household. I believe that the definition of, “Stay at home Mom.” is changing, along with the increasing number of Stay at home Dads in the United States. Since the birth of my daughter, I have learned to to take time to grow my small business, contribute to different blogs online, at the same time nurture my infant daughter on a daily basis. I think that staying at home is the most important job that you can do with the least amount of pay, and the most love. The choices that women have to make beyond staying home, going to work, working part time, full time, and continuing to nourish the things inside of you that create your authentic self. I have noticed a difference with having my second child that I have become more inspired to leave legacy and to show my daughter that anything is possible with hard work, vision, faith, and spiritual guidance by the creator. The main issues that you have to consider when going back to work are childcare. You have to look at your options if you are choosing family care or a daycare that is run out of some one’s house. You have to check to make sure the facility is child proofed, the care givers are CPR trained for the safety of your child, what is the schedule at the daycare or family care. the cost of both and for how many hours. The next option are day care centers. In the case of day care centers you have to check for safety, how many infants and children will each caregiver be responsible for during the day, cost, hours of operation, trusting the day care center and the caregivers with your infant or toddler. A full time sitter may be an option for one on one nurturing and being able to give as much to your child during the day, however you as the parent would have to check the background of the sitter, educational level, experience working with children, CPR trained, and any other personal screenings that you as the parents would like to check out during the interviewing process. As a parent you will always worry about the care and well being of your child, and what the caregiver will be doing in your child’s life. I believe that this dilemma is something that mother’s battle with on a daily basis, I think when you make the choice to go back to work or to stay home the war continues inside of your heart, mind, and spirit as to what is the right thing to do for your family. I remember when my mother told me that she stayed home for three years with me, before returning to work. I think that when you make the choice to have children the sacrifices are endless, and career options become a sacrifice too!
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