The decision to stay at home with your child(ren) is a tough one. So many questions may go through your mind as you are trying to decide. Will I miss working? Will I miss my child? How and in what way will I be able to contribute to my family? It really is a bittersweet time.
No one can make this decision for you because each person and situation are unique. You have to decide what’s most important to you and your family.
Returning to work is a transitional period, and it’s up to you to determine if you want to return to the workforce. Regardless of your decision, you’re able to keep up with your skills set as well as provide for your family. You are already providing emotionally, making dinner, cleaning, finding time to catch up with your friends you haven’t seen in awhile or go on a date with your husband, picking the kids up from school, etc. You may wonder if work is even an option after considering all of these responsibilities. Or maybe you really want to work but are wondering if you will even have the time. You want to stay engaged with your career while also providing for your family.
One thing that most people don’t consider is that part-time employment is an option. This is a great opportunity for people who still want to return to the workforce, but also know that they will want or need equal amounts of time at home.
If you do (or already did) decide to stay at home, stay tuned for our blog posts later this month. We’re sharing some tips on keeping up with your skills while at home and what to add to your resume when it’s time to return to work.