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Diffusing the SAHM Time Bomb

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乐动体育滚球 By Cheryl Gochnauer

 

When is it time for a stay-at-home mom to return to work?

乐动体育滚球I can hear the wheels turning in your heads right now:

乐动体育滚球“After those all-important first three years…”.

“When they start school…”.

乐动体育滚球“Not until they go to college…”.

乐动体育滚球“Never!”

乐动体育滚球It’s pretty easy to figure out if it’s too soon. A Homebodies reader put it succinctly in a recent letter, recalling the first time she tried to go back to work, after being home a year:

乐动体育滚球“My three year-old hugged me as I left for my second day at a jewelry store and said, ‘Don’t go too far. I worry about you.’ I promptly threw up where I stood in the driveway, started to cry, and went to the store and told them I quit. ‘Nuff said.”

乐动体育滚球Something tells me this particular mom wasn’t quite ready.

It’s a smart family that sets goals when Mom first comes home. And its perfectly natural to make tentative plans to resume our outside careers sometime in the future. But make sure that date is very flexible. Who knows what will happen between then and now?

乐动体育滚球Communication is the key. Keep those conversations going with your spouse and your kids, periodically re-evaluating what the family’s hoping to accomplish by having Mom home. Touching base like that on a regular basis, you’re less likely to run into conflict with your spouse over the issue of when you’re going back to work.

乐动体育滚球When the time comes to ease back into your career, you’ll know. Having the support of your family at this juncture is just as important as receiving their support when you make the transition to home.

As the proverb says, “for everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Enjoy this season, and discover the purpose and fulfillment of being an at-home mom, without the pressure of a looming “get back to work” deadline.

 

Comments? E-mail Cheryl at [email protected], or write her at PO Box 6883, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-6883. Visit her website at .

 



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