For many decades activism groups have been fighting for the rights of women. There have been significant changes in women rights, though they have never achieved their goals fully. In the recent days women have made significant achievements in all the fields, including businesses and in sports. Women who are competing for the same opportunities with men, have made great achievements.
Parenthood is a great achievement, but it puts most women in a dilemma. Parenting can be a big challenge especially when you don’t have the right information. To be able to balance between career and parenting you can take a twist in your career. When indulging in parenthood, you must be aware of the impact that results from your decision. You can take jobs that are less demanding, but you should be sure that a less demanding job will have a salary that is slightly lower.
If you do not know how you will handle career and parenting, you can decide to get kids later on. Getting kids later, will allow you first to grow your career and give you ample time to invest. When you delay to get kids, it allows you to get higher ranks in your career, and you will end up getting longer maternity leaves. However, you should not forget that your biological clock ticks every day. Though menopause is a stage that all women will get to, you should ensure you get kids before you get to that stage.
There are some careers that are too demanding. Seeking the services of a medical practitioner is always recommended, when you are entitled to a demanding career, where you are subjected to a tight working schedule. Women who reproduce when they are in their forties risk having kids who have conditions such as the Down’s syndrome.
If you must be a working mother you can get into the business world. When in parenthood, getting into self-employment is the best decision you can ever make, this will help you to balance between career and parenthood. Employment is more demanding than getting into your own venture since you will be subjected to tight schedules and supervision. You should ensure that your business grows well and becomes profitable to sustain you and your family.
Working part time is also another prudent decision that you may consider. The best thing with part-time working, the schedule entitles you to a lot of free time, and the free time you can use it to take care of your kids. You may also require hiring a helper to assist you in parenting. When hiring a house help you should ensure you know her in and out, and also enquire about her reputation.