Workforce Moms Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:15:42 +0000 en hourly 1 Best Places to Work for Working Moms Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:15:42 +0000 admin As a working mom, finding the best job opportunity is essential to your overall well being. It is difficult to list the best place to work for working moms because everybody is in a different position. Some moms have work experience, others are joining the workforce for the first time, and many are stuck in between. That being said, there are some things to look for when seeking a job as a working mom:

1. Flexible hours. Even though you may not be able to find a job that is extremely flexible, anything you can get in this area is important. With a flexible schedule you can take off if need be, or make up hours in the morning or evening. As a mother you never know when something will come up that you need to take care of on the spot.

2. Not too stressful. Okay, this is a difficult one. Almost every job has some sort of stress involved. This is not to say that you should avoid a job with responsibility, because that does not make sense. But you do want to get involved with a position that you are comfortable in.

3. No travel. For some mothers, going out of town is not an option. When applying for jobs make sure you ask this question upfront. If you take a job that requires out of town travel you will need to find something to do with your child. Will this be a problem?

If you are a working mom, try to find a job that fits the description above. You may not get every benefit you want, but work hard to find an opportunity that offers those that are most important to you.

Statistics on Working Moms Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:04:15 +0000 admin If you are a working mom you should realize that you are not alone. There are millions of women in the world in a similar situation. Once you take a closer look at some statistics on working moms you will see that you are part of a very large group.

Did you know that roughly 72 percent of women with a child over the age of one work? This is just about the same as women who have no children. Many people find it hard to believe that these numbers are so close, but they are. Believe it or not, in 1976 only 39 percent of women with a child over the age of one had a job. As you can see, a lot has changed over the years.

What about mothers with children under the age of one? Fifty-five percent of these moms hold down a job, compared to 31 percent in 1976.

Now that you know more about how many working moms there are, it is time to take a closer look at their “home life.” The average mom with a full-time job spends 13 hours per day at work and at home completing chores such as preparing meals, washing clothes, etc. This is hard for many people to believe, but it is true; most moms really do work this hard.

All in all, over 50 percent of mothers have a job regardless of the age of their child. This number has greatly increased over the past 30 years, and may continue to do so. Hopefully these statistics on working allow you to see that you are not alone.

Easy Menus for Working Moms Fri, 13 Mar 2009 05:53:44 +0000 admin Just because you are a working mom it does not mean that your home life stops. In fact, things get much harder because you have to juggle many different tasks. One area in which many working moms struggle is finding time to make healthy meals for their family. Fortunately, there are some easy menus for working moms that can be followed to make this task easier.

When creating easy menus for working moms you want to follow these tips:

1. Search for recipes that do not take a lot of prep time. If you get home from work at 5 pm you do not want to make a dish that takes two hours to complete. Instead, find quick recipes that will not take up a lot of your time. Remember, quick does not have to mean unhealthy or not enjoyable!

2. Some items can be prepared the night before. This is a huge benefit because you can simply come home from work, do a little bit of prep work, and then serve the meal. The more menu items that you can prepare in advance the better off you will be.

3. Variety counts. While you may be interested in easy menus items the people eating the food can get bored if you do not alter your offerings from time to time. There are enough quick and healthy meals that you should be able to keep your family happy.

Are you interested in finding easy menus for working moms? If so, the internet is a great place to start. And of course, there are many cookbooks that offer healthy meals that can be prepared in an hour or less. You should be able to find several easy menus for working moms if you search in the right places.

Working Moms Depression Fri, 13 Mar 2009 05:43:31 +0000 admin It is not uncommon for working moms to suffer from depression. In fact, this happens on a regular basis. If you are suffering from working moms depression you need to know what is causing this, and how you can fix the problem. After all, staying depressed is not the answer. And since there are many ways to get over this you might as well take advantage.

Depression in working moms is most often times caused by separating from their child after such a long time. Even though you may feel comfortable going back to work, there is a chance that you will get depressed when it comes to leaving your child for the first time.

Other moms face depression because they are not ready to head back to work. In other words, they would rather stay at home with their child for the foreseeable future. And while this is possible for some moms, many of them have to get back to work in order to make money for the family. If you are experiencing this type of depression you should look into all your options including working part-time. Of course, a lot of this depends on how much money you need and the type of job that you have.

Many working moms become depressed for one reason or the next. This can be difficult to deal with, but not impossible. Once you know what is causing your depression you can find a solution that will work for both you and your child.

Online Jobs for Working Moms Fri, 13 Mar 2009 05:27:48 +0000 admin Believe it or not, if you are a mom who wants to work you never have to leave home. How is this possible, you may ask? Simply put, you can find an online job that can be worked from home. These jobs are not always easy to find, but chances are that you can locate something that suits your needs. This is particularly true if you do not need to earn enough money to support your entire family.

One of the best online jobs for working moms is freelance writing. Many people have a knack for writing, but never consider the fact that they can earn a lot of money doing so. If you want to become a work at home mom this is one career path that you should consider.

There are many other freelance positions that you can consider including web design, sales, and marketing. What are you good at? What do you have experience in? Once you answer these questions you will be able to decide what type of freelance opportunity is best for you.

Many companies also hire people to work from home. For example, medical coding is a very popular online job for working moms. While this is a specialized area, it just goes to show you that many opportunities are available.

The best way to find online jobs for working moms is to keep your eyes open. If you are searching for jobs you will want to start online. But remember, just because you want an online job it does not mean that you should ignore local newspaper classifieds. You never know where you are going to find that perfect opportunity.

These online jobs for working moms, as well as many others, are available for the taking.

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Stay at Home Mom Returning to the Workforce Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:01:41 +0000 admin As a stay at home mom returning to the workforce you need to know what you are looking for. In other words, what type of job do you want? Even though you may have been out of work for a few years, you need to realize that you can and will find a job if you put your mind to it. That being said, you do not want to jump ahead and pick up any job unless you are desperate for work. You will be much better off waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.

You need to have an idea of what career path you want to follow. Some women get involved with the same career as they had before their child. This is a good idea because you already have experience, and you probably know some people in the industry.

Of course, a stay at home mom returning to the workforce has the chance to break into a new field. In fact, this may be the best time to start a new type of career because you are more or less starting fresh. If this is something that intrigues you, do your research before deciding which career path to follow.

If you are a stay at home mom looking for a job you should have an idea of the type of position that you are interested in. From there, search online and in the newspaper, while also contacting anybody in your network who may be able to help. Soon enough this will lead to a great position that you are proud of.