Making a Plan to Assist Your Career as a Working Woman and a Mom
A House Needs a Strong Foundation; So Does a Family
Being a mom isn’t always something you can plan in advance, though often it is.
Regardless of how you get into a position of motherhood, it’s notable that having a strong foundation from which to raise your child will be beneficial for them, and it will be beneficial to you.
If you’re a mom who is in a Work From Home (WFH) situation, or a career woman, this can be hard.
Ideally the father is there to help you with parenting duties. In today’s world, that may or may not be the case. Even so, there are things you can do to help yourself, one of which involves planning your motherhood out in advance.
Don’t get too “set” on these plans, they’re going to change. Think of them as a general parenting outline.
1. Do Your “Homework” in Advance
There are some resources you may want to explore as an expecting mother. You want to read everything you can, watch documentaries, listen to radio shows that feature moms, and whatever other resources best fit your preferences for learning.
Parenthood isn’t something that comes with a specific guidebook, or a license. You’re just kind of thrown into it and figure it out as you go. At minimum, parental resources will help you know what you need to watch out for. How you handle the circumstances when they come is another matter entirely.
2. Learn How to Get the Most From Breast Pumps
Often as a working mom you’ll have to take quick breaks every hour or so to pump your breasts. Since it’s healthiest to nurse a child up to the age of two, you’ll want to figure out how to keep yourself expressing in the most convenient way.
Part of that involves getting more from each pumping session. Consider this link for info on how to increase milk supply when pumping.
3. Plug Yourself Into a Parental Support Network
Really, parental support networks are more for the child than they are for the parent. An informed parent who has a network on which they can rely can provide a child with a better head start in life within a given family unit. Parental support groups can provide you with resources pertaining to daycare or healthcare. They can also give sound advice you need.
Finding Solid Ground as a Mom and a Professional
Being plugged into a reliable parental support network, maximizing the effectiveness of breastfeeding through expertise from the pros, and doing your “homework” in advance all represent fine ways to enhance your maternal abilities from the very beginning.
None of these things will make it so motherhood is entirely a smooth ride. However, when you do the right things the right way from the start, that makes it a lot easier for you to power through the tough times when they come.