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Prior to becoming a stay-at-home Mom, I worked as a Paralegal for a law firm for more than 10 years. Most of the time, it was a very fast-paced, and overwhelming job. One of the hardest things for me, was finding a work-life balance. Even when I wasn’t at work, I was thinking about it, or bringing it home with me. It didn’t help matters that I wasn’t really satisfied with my job. It helped to pay the bills, but I wasn’t happy. When something is making you unhappy, you can’t stop thinking about it.
I thought that I would be able to relax a little, and find more balance in my life after I became a stay-at-home Mom, but that hasn’t been the case. I am much happier with what I am doing these days, but I’m still stressed out. I have been working on building up my blog, and it often times feels like it has taken over my life. In between diaper changes and feedings, I’m checking e-mails, applying for opps, writing posts, taking photos, checking in on my social media accounts, etc. I can’t even cook a meal without it turning into a blog post most days.
After Kayleigh’s gone to bed, again, I find myself glued to the computer, when what I’d really like to do is spend more time with John. It’s so hard to shut my mind off from work, and only focus on my life at home. I really need to find more balance, so that I can pursue my dream, but also spend quality time with my family. Life is too short to just let it pass you by!
While John and I are getting by on only his income, and the small income I get from blogging right now, it’s always in the back of my mind that I may have to re-enter the work force at some point. Just the thought of that scares me. I haven’t worked outside of the home since March of last year, and I feel very out of touch already. It would be a huge adjustment for me to go back to work at this point, and even just the process of finding a job would be difficult.
I was recently introduced to Mom Corps YOU, an online resource for Moms who are interested in finding a more flexible job, rejoining the work force, or simply achieving greater work-life satisfaction. They have many tools available to help Moms through every stage of their career.
A Sample of Mom Corps YOU Tools For Moms:
Books – Browse Mom Corp YOU’s online bookstore, full of informational and inspiring books. They have hand selected their favorite books relating to Career, Finance, Health & Wellness and Entrepreneurship.
Forums – Meet and chat with other Moms who are trying to find their work-life balance too. I am a member of a few different online groups, and it’s always very helpful to have someone to talk to who is going through the same thing.
Webinars – Attend webinars focused on returning to work, balancing work-life, health and nutrition, and more, put on by successful working Moms.
Resume Help – Since I was at my last job for more than 10 years, it’s been a very long time since I have prepared a resume. Mom Corps You has a great guide to help you create a great resume.
Business Idea Checklist – I have always dreamed of owning my own business, but I have absolutely no idea where to even start. This is a great checklist, with a series of questions to answer when vetting new business ideas.
Sample Interview Questions – Job interviews are always very nerve racking, especially when you haven’t been in the work force for a while. Mom Corps has compiled a list of sample questions for you to review and prepare for in advance of your next interview.
Live Chat – Chat live with a Mom Corps recruiter!
I thought the Mom Corps YOU website was extremely helpful, and full of great information and resources for Moms. I would highly recommend it for any Mom who is trying to find more balance in their life, looking to rejoin the work force, start a business, or get ahead in their current job. There is so much valuable information, all in one place, which is truly a blessing for busy Moms. The website is extremely easy to navigate, and I love how supportive the Mom Corps YOU team is.
Mom Corps YOU is available via an online subscription for an introductory annual price of $99.99 (regularly $149.99) or $19.99 a month. I think that is a great price, considering I have spent that much on just one webinar before!
Are you thinking about re-entering the job force, making a career change, starting a new business, or need to find a better work-life balance?