New Mothers and Mompreneurs, Finding Ways to Have it All

"Mommy guilt", I don't want my baby in day care, I don't want anyone else to raise my baby, and finally going back to work just isn't worth it.  Each year more and more new Mothers are leaving the Corporate Life in search of the ever elusive, "Work Life Balance."  Mompreneurs, with our new companies and our new inventions are driven and motivated to change the business World and create the ideal family work structure.  I'm not going to use the word balance, because truly are you never really balanced.  You are always giving and borrowing time, creating the illusion of balance, when structure is a much more suitable option.  Structuring your day and your time to give work and family enough of what is necessary to create Harmony on all fronts.  

Mompreneurs want to have a sense of purpose and contribution outside of the family structure and creating their own viable businesses fulfills that need.  It can be a struggle with any new company or invention taking more of your time than it would be if you were working the standard Corporate 8-5 routine.  That is the major trade-off that most Mothers are willing to take.   The freedom to keep your children at home, the freedom to go to dance recitals and plays without worry, and the flexibility to work as hard and as often as you desire is a motivating factor to women when they are running their own companies.  That being said, there are late nights when everyone else is sleeping, sneaking in phone calls here and there, and multi-tasking to the hilt whenever possible.  The freedom to set your own priorities is an attractive draw to most Mothers.

New Mothers returning to the Corporate Life are forcing change.  According to the United States Department of Labor Women's Bureau, women make up 46 percent of the total U.S. labor force and are projected to account for 49 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2006 and 2016. That makes it hard for employers to ignore their needs, experts say.   Companies nationwide are implementing some family friendly benefits, such as on-site childcare, telecommuting, job-sharing and compressed work weeks, lactation and prenatal programs and paid leave for fathers.  They are also adding to "designer" benefits to enhance traditional Corporate benefits packages.  Bed Rest Concierge has been a major contributor to forward thinking companies that want to enhance the lives of working Mothers and their families, by providing services that cover extra maternity needs.  

Giving time to your professional passion, and devoting love and attention to your family is, "Having it All."  At times we have more harmony than others but we have 365 days to average it all out.  

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Stephanie D. Johnson - Owner & President

The Ultimate Resting Mommy Resource

For working Mothers 

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