Episode 38: Give and Take



It’s a decision every woman makes at some point in her motherhood journey: will she stay home, work part-time, juggle an at-home business, or work full-time? For some the decision is obvious; for others, it’s a series of fluctuating factors. In this special ad-free episode, we are getting real honest about the joys and struggles of pursuing part-time work while raising young children. We discuss all that went into our decisions, things we didn’t consider but wished we had, and the pros and cons of working from home. No matter where you fall on the spectrum—stay-at-home mom, full-time working mom, or somewhere in between—we hope you'll feel encouraged by this conversation and remember that God has a unique plan for your life and family. 

Show Notes

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Mommy and The Working Girl Next DoorWant more on this topic of work? Listen to our episodes,
Doesn’t Go to Work.

Check out Suzanne Brown’s
MomPowerment site where you’ll find a blog and book containing interviews with tons of professional women who work part-time.

On Being a part-time working mom // We loved this essay on Motherwell

“I Wanted To Quit My Business” by Lara Casey

The Working Mom Revolution is Here, And I Couldn't Be Happier by Anna Jordan

My Son Made Me Radically Rethink The Way I Talk About My Work by Anna Jordan

C+C related essays:

Caps for Sale

When Your Career Status is a Flexible Arrangement

A Stay at Home Mom’s Walk to Work

Mother, Ph.D

A few posts from Ashlee's personal blog:

“Mommy Doesn’t Go To Work”

Hard Work & Generosity

A Walking Contradiction