Working Parents Stats – How Many Moms Are Working?
We’re starting our working mom series! So much to say about this subject, and wow – here is why. Did you know that according to Pew Research, 63% of moms now work, 46% full-time and 17% part-time? That’s right, over half moms are working mothers now.
I have 4 kids. With our first child 12-years-ago, I worked for 6 months and then left my job to stay-at-home with her. My employer offered me a contract job where I could work from home, I took it. I stayed contact for 4 years – and had our second child in the interim. I went back to full-time with my employer when our second child, was 2-years-old.
When our second child was 5-years-old, I had our third child – while working. Returning to work was hell. I was traveling. After my maternity leave, the first week back – I remember having to get on a plane and travel. It was a nightmare. For the next 6 months after he was born, it was non-stop travel. Then when our third child was 9 months, I found out I was pregnant with our fourth child.
After our fourth child was born, I was offered an extension and expansion in a side job I had been working. I left my employer and corporate America and just worked from home. This lasted for 3 and a half years when I was offered a full-time job working with the same team I had spent many years with.
So here I am. I have a 4, 5, 10 and 12-year-old. I work from home a few days a week and am in the office a few days a week. I work 50+ hours a week and totally am with you moms who love working but love being with your kids. It’s A LOT to pull everything off. Some days I fail. Some days are a success.
What about you? Are you a working mom? When did you go back to work with your kids? What is your best tips for working moms? Can’t wait to hear from you and how you juggle working and them kids!