Women make up half of the US workforce. Seventy percent of women in America with children under 18 work outside the home and 75% of them work full time. 40% of those are the sole breadwinner in the family. Whether you’re in the home or outside of it, raising children is work.
The key is finding balance…and balance is one of those words that sometimes seems impossible to attain but for every mom, it’s important to find…or at least try to! How do we juggle a job or career, marriage, and children without feeling like a clown at the circus, dropping the balls we’re trying to keep in the air? How do we deal with the stress of family pressures, keep a healthy marriage, maintain friendships, and take care of ourselves so we don’t burn out? Is it easy? No. But it’s definitely possible!
“Sometimes we have to reevaluate when the plan doesn’t yield the fruit that we were hoping for.”Emily Thomas of Mom Struggling Well
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In part one of a three-part series about The Working Mom, Kate and September welcome Emily Thomas, who not only works full-time as a supervising RN at an eating disorder clinic but hosts the popular Mom Struggling Well podcast.
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“He knows how hard it is to lead a flock. He knows better than we do. He is not mad that it doesn’t look how you thought it was going to look…His eyes toward you are kind. He is not disappointed.”Emily Thomas of Mom Struggling Well
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“He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.”Isaiah 40:11 ESV