Finding the Balance

How many of you working moms have a hard time finding the balance between work and spending time with and taking care of your kids and family?  55% of working moms find that finding a balance is difficult and overwhelming.  There are two reasons why moms decide to go back to work.  The first being their family is in need of the finical help and the second reason is that moms do enjoy career and working.  How can we help these working moms?

 

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Lets start by finding out what is the most important thing to these moms. The biggest thing that working moms need are flexible  hours so that they can be around to take kids to their activities or just to be there when they get home.  They also like the option to work from home.  Which would make sense.  Many moms given the choice would rather work from home if given the chance.  They also would like to have a generous maternity leave and on site day-cares.  To any employers reading this post, this could be a way that you help out the women working for you.  This could help them be more productive in the long run.

Women as we know are very social beings.  Many mothers feel that their co-workers understand their situation and are supportive.   Others say that their co-workers are supportive but don’t understand and the rest of these women said that their co-workers are indifferent to their situation.  We all have our own struggles let’s be supportive and help those around us.  Let’s get these moms the support they need.  There are also many other options for mom’s who need to work.

There are many companies like Scentsy that allow moms to work on their terms.  These companies can you be a stay at home mom but still be helping your family in terms of finances.

How Much Could You be Making?

Many of you have heard the saying that being a mom is a full time job.  Mom’s have so many roles to fill so let’s look at what they would get paid if they were being paid.  This post will break down the different roles of a mom and what they would get paid for what they do.

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In 2014 it was found that mom juggle about 96.5 hours of work each week.  That is a whole lot of overtime.  So what are mom doing for all those hours.  Lets start with child care.  That is a mothers main role and is what most people would say takes up the most time.  Moms also teach basic skills like counting and saying the alphabet.  In a recent study it was found that moms spent 14.5 hours teaching these skills.  Most teachers would be paid a little over twelve dollars an hour.  I’ll leave the math to you.

Lets move on to the house hold chores.  Moms are the built in housekeepers moms and spend 14.6 hours cleaning their houses and doing laundry for their families.  If they hired a housekeeper they would be paying somewhere around ten dollars an hour.  Their is also cooking, moms are the chefs of the house. Moms will spend about 14.5 hours cooking.  A professional chef would get paid about fourteen dollars an hour.  Again the math is in your court.

There are also all the other things that moms do the driving and the janitor and the computer specialist.  And all of these would if hired out would be a good chunk of change.  If we add up all the jobs and the hours spent that would equal about forty hours.  Let’s not forget the additional 56.6 hours of overtime.  With all this added up that would put mom earning about $118,905.  So moms don’t forget how much you really are worth.  But because moms don’t get paid which is sad, there are many companies like Scentsy that can help.