Ask A Mom- is it worth it to go back into the work force?
I debated whether I should return to the work force and I decided for my mental stability it is the best option. I really enjoy working. I am also doing it for the benefit of our family. The job market is very unstable currently and my husband’s company just “let go” some workers. They were asked to leave that day. We are unsure who is next so we need to have a plan in place. I found a job working part-time earning enough to cover our basic bills mortgage, power, water (well maybe), and food. We figured that if the worst happened the unemployment check would cover the rest of the bills: school, gas, insurance, and up keep for the house and cars. I selected a job that was flexible so I could do what I need for my kids and still fulfill my work obligations.
The question is it worth it? I will have to wait and see. We all know life is about balancing what is important and what needs to be done. Hopefully, I will be able to balance being a working mom and a stay at home mom. I am presently typing with a newborn on my lap and my other two are playing dress-up while the homemade waffles are cooking. It appears that so far I am doing okay. I wonder if it is possible to do it all? I think it is if you have a team to support you. I have a wonderful family and a superior group of friends so I feel like I can return to the work force and be successful. I also have limited the list of what is required and what would be great to have or do. I think lowering my expectations will help. I am also trying to use time more wisely and to plan ahead.
How have you prepared for a potential job loss?