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Is Being a Working Mom Really Worth It?

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: With long work hours and increasing costs for child care, how can you even afford to be a working mom?
Air Date: 7/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: JD Bailey
JD Bailey is an author, blogger, and the creator of HonestMom.com, where she writes about raising her young daughters, being a working mom, and managing her depression. With real candor and a good dose of humor, JD blogs to connect with other moms and create a space for women to both vent and laugh.

JD is a co-author of the humor book, I Just Want to Pee Alone, and her writing has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Bay State Parent magazine, and Postpartum Progress.

In addition to her writing, JD is an outspoken advocate for moms who deal with depression. She has been interviewed by Katie Couric, featured in Parenting Magazine, and quoted in a Vogue magazine article about the topic.
  • Book Title: I Just Want to Pee Alone
Is Being a Working Mom Really Worth It?
And it continues... the continual have-it-all debate about career and family.

A lot of women leave corporate high-level careers; not due to their lack of ambition or talent, but because it doesn't seem feasible. With long work hours and increasing costs for child care, how can you even afford to be a working mom?

On the other hand, that same ambition and talent stimulated in a work environment creates fulfillment, pride and accomplishment. It gives women balance. 

Many mothers say that separation from your kids is a healthy and positive thing, that helps them be better and more patient parents.

But this also raises some questions. What is the difference between working mothers and fathers? Do women tend to worry about family and balance more?

JD Bailey is an author, blogger and the creator of HonestMom.com. In this segment she shares the pros and cons of being a working mom, as well as why she feels it is really worth it.

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