Can women have a balance between successful career and family?

Mother and Kids Photo Credit, John Dalkin (Flickr)

More and more women are taking on the roles of housewife and mother at the same time as doing a full-time job. However, it is not always possible to have a fulfilling and successful career and still giver total commitment to home and family.

Mother and Kids Photo Credit, John Dalkin (Flickr)
Mother and Kids Photo Credit, John Dalkin (Flickr)

Many women are forced to go back work after their child is born for financial reasons. For some, a career is more important than full-time motherhood. Whatever the reason, it is true to say  that there are more working mothers these days. Indeed many employers mow recognise the valuable contribution that women make in the workforce and have introduced measures such as on-site childcare facilities and flexible working hours to accommodate their needs. Many women who want to advance up the career ladder may feel it is better to postpone having a family until later on in life and some choose not to have children at all.

MUM Photo Credit, Brenda's Cakes - Ohio (Flickr)
MUM Photo Credit, Brenda’s Cakes – Ohio (Flickr)

It can be very difficult to cope with the demands of a full-time job and also have the responsibility of raising a family. Many working mothers find it increasingly difficult to devote quality time to their families. For this reason some women do not return to work after having children while others choose to work part-time. For many this is a preferable option as it enables them to follow a career yet also gives them more time to bring up and look after their children.

Mother Flower Photo Credit, mothersdayflowers Gifts (Flickr)
Mother Flower Photo Credit, mothersdayflowers Gifts (Flickr)

In conclusion, although recent changes in the workplace have made it easier for working mothers, most women find it extremely difficult to give full commitment to both work and family and it is often the case that compromises have to be made to make it successful.

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