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5 reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty about being a working mom

Thinking of going back to work after your maternity leave? If that’s what you would like to do, but are still unsure whether or not it’s the right decision, here’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty about joining the work force again.


Whether you chose to be a career woman, or if you had no other choice but to go back to work after the birth of your baby, all moms feel a pang of guilt when they head to the office every morning.

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Here’s five reasons to help you feel fantastic about being a working mom:

1. You’re more than just a mom

While there’s nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay-at-home mom (it’s still a very important job), many women don’t enjoy being a full-time parent and prefer to spend some time in the adult world. Never feel guilty about your decision, every person has to do what’s right for them and their family.

2. Childcare can be beneficial

Having a nanny or sending your child to crèche can be good for kids. It teaches them to be sociable and gets them used to different people.

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3. 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. So, don’t feel guilty about being a working mom. As long as your kids are safe and with a good carer, they will be fine.

4. You have an excuse to look nice

Let’s face it, many working moms if left to their own devices, would never get out of their PJs. (We are one of them.) Having an office to go to motivates you to look and feel your best.

5. You can buy shoes 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 are expensive), you’re less likely to feel guilty when you want to treat yourself to something special.

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