Work Pause Thrive — Today I am sharing why I chose to pause my career and stay home and raise our kids. Not every woman makes this choice, and some struggle with that. However, I have a resource that is going to help you in choosing what is best for you in this season. Read on to find out more!
When my kids were little, my husband and I made the hard decision for him to work outside the home, and I would stay home with our kids. We both knew that we wanted to homeschool them, so being home was the best option for us. I have been asked a lot over the years if I ever regretted that decision and the answer is . . . absolutely not.
Our kids have flourished while having me at home. For them, it offered a security to them — to know that if they needed to talk on a bad day, I was there in the moment and not hours later walking in the door after a long day at work.
For us, it was the right decision. I am not saying it is the perfect choice for every family, but for ours it was. Maybe you are wondering right now if this is something you and your family should embark on. I can’t answer that. But — I have a resource that might give you the direction you need — Work, Pause, Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career by Lisen Stromberg.
You can find out more about the book by clicking here.
This book shares how that putting our family first doesn’t mean we’ll be forced to abandon our careers. As women, we no longer have to be afraid to live the lives we want to lead just because we have children.
This book can help you to understand how you can build a career and have a family without killing or abandoning your career.
With Stromberg’s guidance, you’ll learn:
- Who pauses and how and why
- How pausing can enrich both your career and your life
- How to innovate your own path by strategically incorporating a pause into your career
- What we can—and need—to do as a society to make it pausing possible for more people to achieve their personal and professional goals
For me, 20 years ago, businesses did not offer the options of in house day care or offering the ability to be able to work remotely from home. You either had to work at the office, or be a stay at home mom.
I chose to be a stay at home mom, and when my kids got to the point that they were self sufficient, I chose to build a business working online so that I could both fulfill my role of stay at home mom as well as working mom. Both have bought me great joy — and I am thankful that women today have more choices than what I had back 20 years ago.
I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book today if you are thinking of making this decision. I can promise you that if you want to put your career on hold to raise a family, it’s okay. It will still be there when you are done doing one of the most important jobs you were ever blessed with.
Enter to Win Work Pause Thrive
- Prizes: One of 15 copies of Work PAUSE Thrive by Lisen Stromberg ($25 ARV)
- Dates: February 21, 2017 – March 11, 2017
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