Tips for Stay-at-Home and Working Moms

Posted May 12th, 2017 in Family Counseling, Featured, Individual Counseling, Women's Issue by

Are you a stay-at-home or working mom? If so, then this video is for you! I will share tips with you on how to build a support network around you if you are a stay-at-home mom, which is so important to have. I will also discuss the need for balance for working moms, whether part-time like me, or full-time.

This video is intended to support, encourage, and uplift all my mom comrades out there! I want you to take to heart what I must say, but again, this is geared at helping you, not making you feel like you aren’t doing the right thing. As moms we need to support and not judge each other for the decision to either stay at home or work, period.

Do you find that as a mom you have lost your identity? This is so common, and it can be remedied! Maybe you begin by following your passion with photography as a hobby, but it turns into your own business. Or maybe as a stay-at-home mom, you volunteer at your kids’ school so much, they end up hiring you part-time in the admin department! Who knows what you are capable of. Your future is limitless and I am here to encourage you to follow your dreams.

I am not saying it is an easy road. I myself have times where I break down and think, “Am I doing the right thing? Is this really the right thing for my daughter, for myself, for my family?” But when those moments come, I pray about it, talk about it, and end up confident that God has me on the right path.

“Mom guilt” is endless and it will always be there, I have decided. Don’t let it stop you from living the fully balanced life that God intends for you to have. It is possible to follow your dreams and still be an amazing mom to your little loves at home. Having a support system around you whether you are working or staying home is vital to helping you feel balanced and capable of taking on the world!

Your kids will also see you become happier and more balanced, and it’s good for them to know that when they become adults, they can be strong and impactful like their mom. There are no limits to what you can do. The only limits we have are what we put on ourselves due to the outside world, or our own guilt.

Raising kids is the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever do. I know, I’m right there with you! But please take this video as a word of encouragement, affirmation, and the hope that you can and will be the best mom to your kids that they deserve.

Thanks for watching my video! I hope you find peace, love, and encouragement after watching it and know that you can do anything you put your mind to! Your kids will prosper seeing mom happy and balanced. After all, isn’t this the best lesson you can teach them? God bless you in the work that you do raising those wonderful children and all of the other things we as moms are busy doing!

 

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“Captured Beauty,” courtesy of Jesse Parkinson, unsplash.com, Public Domain License

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Jessica Berg, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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