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Working Moms’ kids same socially and behaviorally as kids of stay-at-home moms

Here are 4 Working Mom’s Solid Tips for Getting Out the House On Time


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Mornings can be the most difficult part of the day for many working moms. Trying to get the kids and themselves ready and out the door on time seems to always take much longer than expected. With these 10 tips, working moms can make their mornings much more manageable and make their family’s morning departure one that is on time and not late.

  1. Wake up 30 minutes before everyone else. If you don’t first care for your own needs, you won’t be able to care for the needs of others in your family. Waking up before everyone else allows you to get ready to start your day without interruption. Enjoy your coffee and paper in peace, prior to waking up the others.
  2. Lay out clothes the night before. The older children get, the more say they want to have in their wardrobe choices. Provide children with two or three acceptable choices and let them choose what to wear. Hanging a plastic shoe organizer over the back of their door and filling each pocket with a matched outfit can make choosing an outfit easier for preschoolers.
  3. Always repack your diaper bag once you return home. Resist the urge to drop it and forget about it. Once you are home, repack your diaper bag with spare clothing, diapers, snacks, and any other necessities you may need and then leave it by the door so it’s ready to go when you are.
  4. Keep a tote filled with necessities in the car. Keeping a tote filled with spare clothes, nonperishable snacks and bottled water, diapers, a package of wipes, sun screen, and any other essentials can come in handy if you’re out longer than originally planned or if you forget your diaper bag.

Good luck Moms!


Study: Working Moms’ kids come out same as kids of stay-at-home moms

Phew! A recent study reveals that children of working mothers born since the mid-1990s are not different in behavior or social skills than children of stay-at-home moms.
The University of London Centre for Longitudinal Study found that changes in maternity leave, greater availability of quality childcare and flexible work hours make it easier for mothers to have balance.
Further, Pew Research data notes that although women work more outside the home than 50 years ago, they still spend more time with their children that moms from the 1960s, and twice as much as fathers today. 
“Look at the things your child is getting because you work: They’re getting a role model; they’re getting exposure to other environments and other care-givers; they’re getting the confidence that they will be OK without their mom being there every single second of the day,” Bethesda, Maryland pediatrician Dana Kornfeld told WTOP.com.
So there you have, it ladies. No need to feel guilty about having to go out to bring home the bacon. Your kids will be and are fine. 
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