Tipping the Scale: 7 Pros and Cons of Being a Working Mom

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Money Versus Time
Best: Being able to financially support your children. Worst: Having to be away from them when they may need you the most. - Sara
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Photo by: photo stock
Money Versus Time
Best: Being able to financially support your children. Worst: Having to be away from them when they may need you the most. - Sara
Related: 11 reasons I'm happy my husband's unemployed
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Fri, Mar 15, 2013 1:32 PM EDT
For the first three years of my son's life, this was how weekdays went: house to metro to daycare to metro to work to metro to daycare to metro to house. When I left my job two years ago, the biggest sense of relief I had was of losing the commute and the endless logistical juggling. But leaving the paid workforce was not without its drawbacks. DC is a career driven town and not being able to define myself in terms of the work I did was unsettling. Moreover, I was lonely. I had lost the companionship and comfort of an adult office. I asked readers to share what they liked best about being a working mom, and many of them expressed similar sentiments. Working as a mom has enormous rewards as well an distinct challenges. Click through to see what readers says the best and worst about combining work and motherhood and share your thoughts! - By Rebekah Kuschmider



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