You can stay at home with your children while still advancing in your career. So how do you make it work? Here are a few tips:
"I think it is important to understand it is very difficult to be a successful mom and worker at the same time," Spencer says.
"If you are working, your children are going to need your attention. Of course, you can get by with short amounts of work or phone calls but repeated attempts to work while your children are with you is not fair to them or you," she says. "I feel it is best to work while your children are asleep or at school. If you are working more than about 10 hours a week, you probably need outside help to give your children the attention they need. Consider part-time preschools, Mother's Day Out programs, neighborhood babysitters, family or friends or a babysitting co-op to help with your child care needs."
Susie Michelle Cortright is an author and founder of the award-winning Momscape.com, a website and online store dedicated to nurturing busy women. You can download her FREE ebook: "Listen, Learn, Earn: Learn how to make money online with help from the 'real' pros" here: momscape.com because you *can* make a living online. Copyright 2003 Susie Cortright
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