6 reasons why women shouldn’t feel guilty about going back to work

Whether you chose to be a career woman, or had no other choice but to go back to work after the birth of your baby, all moms feel guilty when they head to the office every morning. As part of our Fedhealth #FamilyTime series, we consider why you shouldn’t.

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You’re more than just a mom

While there’s nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay-at-home mom, many women don’t enjoy being a full-time parent and prefer to spend some time in the adult world. You have worked hard to get to where you are, so never feel guilty for wanting to go back to work and show the world what you’re made of.

Be a role model

Whether you’re raising boys or girls, it’s very encouraging for children to see their moms as professionals and it influences positive thinking around gender equality.

Do what’s right for you

If you’re not happy being a full-time mom, your kids won’t be happy either. You’ll be a better parent if your other needs are met as well.  As long as your kids are safe and with a good carer, they will be fine.

You have an excuse to get dressed up

Let’s face it, many working moms would never get out of their PJs if left to their own devices.  Having an office to go to motivates you to get dressed and start looking after yourself again.

You can buy stuff without feeling guilty

If you aren’t able to contribute financially, you might feel too guilty to spoil yourself with that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing out. While you still have to budget when you earn a salary (raising kids is expensive), you’re less likely to feel guilty when you want to treat yourself to something special.

Childcare can be useful

Having a nanny or sending your child to crèche can be good for him. It teaches them to be sociable and gets them used to different people. Which is never a bad thing.

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