Between Career​ ​And​ ​Mommyhood -​ ​What​ Should ​I​ ​Pick?

As a young girl, one tends to have dreams galore. Some stem out of excitement, some stem out of ambition while some stem out of the need for fulfilment. With time, girls turn into women and these dreams take another track. We begin to dream of marriage, a spouse and a household and gradually,​ ​kids.


At least, overtime, we tend to wonder how to tackle the professional and the personal dimensions together? Me for one, had a tough time tackling the two initially, right after getting hitched. While marriage was a wonderful deal, some professional stature had to go off—atleast for some time. However, the next stage – pregnancy and gradual mommyhood- are difficult for me to take a clear​ ​call​ ​over.


Notwithstanding​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​I​ ​work-from-home my​ ​choices​ ​from​ ​now​ ​on​ ​are​ ​bound​ ​to​ ​get​ ​tougher.

Atleast for work-from-home professionals, there is nothing tougher than handling a career while pregnancy and post the same. The worst bane Indian work-from-home moms face is being taken for granted. No con-call or meeting is deemed worthy enough. There are times, when you actually feel that​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​take​ ​breaks​ ​from​ ​work​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​the​ parantha​​ ​is​ ​cooked​ ​just​ ​right.


What​ ​I​ ​did​ ​to​ ​appease​ ​my​ ​responsibilities​ ​at​ ​home​ ​and​ ​work?

  • Well, for starters, I revamped my work targets. Sketchy though this sounds, I had no choice but to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​my​ ​work​ ​targets​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​differently.
  • Ensure​ ​that​ ​your​ ​basics​ ​are​ ​met​ ​and​ ​change​ ​your​ ​savings​ ​plan.
  • Design​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​that​ ​meets​ ​your​ ​kids’​ ​daily​ ​schedule.
  • Involve​ your life partner in your career—help him understand your goals and see what support he​ ​can​ ​meet​ ​out.
  • Prioritize your goals. In case mummy-hood is important, get a nanny and monitor her instead of giving​ ​up​ ​work​ ​totally​.


The​ ​main​ ​point​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​when​ ​balancing​ ​mummy-hood​ ​with​ ​work​ ​is​ ​that​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to understand​ ​the​ ​fine​ ​balance​ ​of​ ​things.​ ​Giving​ ​your​ ​kids​ ​time​ ​is​ ​important​ ​but​ ​do​ ​it​ ​in​ ​ways​ ​that​ ​your career​ ​does​ ​not​ ​go​ ​for​ ​a​ ​toss.


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Comments (8)

Kritika Lall Rebecca Prakash Supriya Rakshe Priti Patel Ayushee Yadav Sumiti Bansal Preet Bhatija

Great that you have managed to balance an equilibrium between mommyhood and work dear..I quit my job before my marriage itself for some reasons.. but hats off to you!!!

I am WFH post marriage dear.  Had to quit my stint abroad to settle up with the guy I loved but no worries. and being preggers now, I am sure I'll have to continue being WFH. Share your story too sometime. we all are our own Circle Of Support.

Naiyya Saggi Asha Agarwal Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa Swati Nehe Shilpa Gavri Priyanaka Tiwari Khushboo Chouhan Ramminder Kaurr Reshma Menon

Career after baby is on hold .; Will start freelancing nd part time soon . Hope to get work.; 🤔

You will.  Network right..wish you the best.

Satarupa B Kaur i could completely relate to this. I had to Wfh in my pregnancy due to some complication but that too was quite difficult. I had to join back in 7 months but seemed impossible to balance both. So finally had to quit.
But nevertheless...keep trying

I have to join back office next month..In my opinion WFH is tougher than going out for work..So, hats off to you !

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