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The Working Mom Blues
Are you a mom who wants to take substantial time off from working to raise your kids but are afraid the choice will be career and financial suicide?
It is false to think that in today's economy taking time off your career to raise kids, even for 2-3 years, amounts to an end to your career. You can relax, and rest assured that you won't have to work twice as hard in order to ensure potential employers that you still "have it," and that you'll still advance as far in your career if you take that time off.
You just have to look in the right places for the right jobs. Also, recognize that you might not be able to step right back onto the ladder exactly where you got off. A recruiter niche has emerged to address exactly this job seeker. Check out Momcorps.com, a company helping mothers like you who have taken time off to raise their children find the work that suits them. And if all else fails become an entrepreneur! Forget the guilt—after all, jobs will always be there, but your child is only young once.
Have you successfully found a job after taking considerable time off for child rearing? How did you make the transition? [Washington Post]