While your priorities may shift when you become a mother, that doesn’t mean that your career is no longer important. It may just be the case that it’s not as important as it used to be. You may have thought you wanted to go back to work full-time, but realize that you’d rather stay home.
Conversely, growing your role at work might become even more important to you. Maybe you planned to stay home, but decide later it’s not for you.You might also find new superpowers. While going to work in the past may have meant leisurely lunches with your work husband or long hours spend texting friends, many working mothers discover newfound focus at the office. In fact, studies have shown that moms of two are more efficient at the office
than anyone else. It’s about priorities.
I thought I would go back to working full-time in an office. However, once my little guy was here, I really liked being home with him. At the same time, I really needed the mental stimulation, sense of accomplishment and the feeling that I was contributing to broader society that work provided. So I decided to pursue a flexible work schedule that allowed me to work from home.
Take some time to contemplate your priorities and consider what your changing values might mean for your career goals.