Challenges of Working Mothers

Women have always been confined to the household, however now with the increase in female education; women are stepping out to pursue their career dreams. Along the way, one might argue that she is neglecting her duties towards her family and this has become a major debate among many. Being a working mom is of course a challenge since you will have to maintain your job, household, spouse, kids and also leave sometime for your own personal interests. With a bit of organizing, you will be able to get out of a hectic life so here are some challenges you will face and how to solve them.

  1. Hinders the role of a spouse

Intimacy with your husband is the last thing on your mind after a hectic day at work. This has major negative effects on your relationship with him which should not advance that way. It is understandable that you will be dead tired after work and simply want to put your kids to bed, eat and hit the bed yourself however, it is vital that you take some time to spend with your husband too. Sex may not even be an option although you can at least talk about each other’s days, cuddle up and go to bed together. Make it a point to go out for dinner or the movies during the weekend to keep the romance alive.

  1. Less time for household chores

You might see the dishes piling up during the week but you are too exhausted to do them. This is natural, however you and your partner can work something out to divide the chores among you two and get them done. Household chores cannot be avoided; the dishes, laundry and cleaning need to be done so get the fullest support from your partner. If you can, take a day off every month, enrol your child here at a daycare, and get everything around the house done in a day. Clean, go grocery shopping for a whole month, visit your mom etc. can all be done in a day if well planned.

  1. Mommy guilt

Leaving your child behind with your parents or at a day care and going to work will give you serious thoughts of ‘mommy guilt’. No matter what, you feel bad to leave your little one and go to work as you feel guilty that you are not spending enough time with your child. It’s extremely painful to miss some of the best moments; your child’s first steps, first words etc. Come up with a schedule and make it a part that you spend enough time with your kids during the day.




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