It seems to me that one of the biggest lessons in life is the importance of balance. I think that most, if not all, mothers struggle with finding balance because with each bundle of joy comes major life changes. One of those changes is often deciding on the right work life balance for you. Well, there is a new book on just that topic called The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work. In this book by Beth Brykman, she focuses on how mothers can bridge the gap between the worlds of “mom” and “career woman” to find that elusive sense of balance. She suggests that part time jobs for moms are often the answer and she goes further to create a resource full of helpful information for those wanting to obtain part-time work.
Motherhood and Finding Work Life Balance
When I became a mother, I struggled with work life balance for quite a bit. I wanted to be at home with my baby and yet going from managing retail stores to managing diapers was quite a transition. I felt very fulfilled as a mother but I felt a little disappointed as my career slipped away. Beth Brykman’s book does an awesome job at sharing anecdotes from lots of women so you know that you aren’t going through this process alone.
The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work helps you consider if part time jobs for moms is the right decision for you. It also helpinw you decide how to best take that leap whether it is scaling back on hours or changing jobs or finding part time work at home. This book is very practical and takes you through step by step to finding part time jobs for moms while providing examples of what real women in a variety of careers did to gain part-time employment.
Part Time Jobs For Moms
You will find suggestions for defining personal objectives, networking, approaching job-sharing, and even starting a business to help land part-time jobs. She even covers what to do if you have no networks or professional contacts. Her advice and compilation of stories from working moms is really insightful in helping you find the best of both worlds. I think this book would have been so useful to me. It took me several years of to find my own balance and her book is full of ideas and answers that I was looking for.
I also liked that this book gives it to you straight. She is happy to tell you how part time jobs for moms can give moms time with their children while allowing them to maintain a sense of self-fulfillment. However, she is also quick to point out that part-time isn’t for everyone. She acknowledges some there can be stigma and that part time work at home jobs are not ideal for everyone. She helps prepare you by giving you a full picture so you can make in informed decision.
The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work
This book invites us to find the balance that is right for us. Honor yourself. Whether working 5 or 35 hours per week, part-time work can help moms feel fulfilled and in touch with their children. Beth’s book does a great job inspiring you find your balance through anecdotes, ideas for part time jobs for moms, and suggestions for defining personal objectives as well as networking. I am positive that this book will be inspirational and life changing for so many mothers out there.
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Have you been faced with juggling family and career responsibilities? I hope you find this book to be a valuable resource in finding your own work life balance.