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Today’s Topic:  Stay

I was in a meeting the other day was asked what my background was.  The man was fishing for a career path – for formal training and experience.  My only answer is though that I am a mother.

Staying at home and caring for a family is my career.  I have approached my choice with the same diligence and persistence as any woman in the paid workforce.

  • I have put myself through professional development – I intentionally set out to master certain skills that I know will help me be a more informed person, a more intentional mum, a more efficient homemaker, etc.
  • I have created a network of friends.  Networking in the business world is about connecting with a broad range of people with varied experiences and expertise.  My friends are varied in experiences and perspectives and yet I know are there for me.
  • I also keep my reading broad (research) so I can be aware of what others in my industry (homemaking – childcare etc) are studying, discovering and trying out.  I don’t always agree, but they keep my mind stimulated.

Do you see your choice to stay at home as a career choice – with all the requirements to stay abreast of new information, practices and technologies to help you do your job better?

 

 

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