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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

Once I graduated college, I began teaching right away.  I really loved it (I will say that it was before the common core, which I do not have experience teaching, so I’m sure that things are so different now).  I loved molding those little minds into intelligent, critical, higher-level thinkers.  I loved watching them grow & develop their thinking and reasoning skills.

Anyways, fast forward a few years… I was blessed with the first of our four children.  I stopped working the month that I had him (which happened to be in the summertime, so it worked out nicely for my students).

A few years later, I loved staying home, but then a unique job opportunity came to me and I considered a new job, as a play therapist (what is a play therapist?).  I started doing therapy with children because our own son had a play therapist and I saw how helpful it was.  I work with a  wonderful company, Learning Connections Unlimited and I love my job!   I work one day a week and it is just enough for me.

The decision to go back to work is a really tough one.  I often think about how I would love to work more for several reasons:
1- I just enjoy working & I miss working full time.
2- Extra income
3- Talking to grown ups during the day
4- Getting dressed up for work is a nice change of pace.

In the end, I always come to this decision:
If I can afford to be a stay at home mom, I will chose that (FOR NOW) because this is an important job for me right now, raising our children, but as soon as our youngest child is in Kindergarten, I will work more.   With that being said, I do work part time and I love that choice for our family.  I wanted to help you, as I was helped and share the best resources when looking for a job.
Best resources when looking for a job

So, when you are thinking about going back to work, where do you begin? 
I recommend checking out Mom Corps.  I was recently introduced to it (a few weeks ago) and I love Mom Corps – its a career development firm that is specifically for moms going back to work.  It is just filled with a lot of tips, support, ideas… things that you should know before applying or interviewing.  It is helpful after you get a job, as well.  Plus, they have Mom Corps YOU, which is an online group that supports you and helps you to combine your personal & work lives.

Update: This is new on their website- a free resume review!  Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 8.11.47 PMWhen you work, it is like the full puzzle is in place: career, finances, health, wellness, family, etc…  That is what Mom Corps believes, too, so I guess that’s why I like it so much.  They offer a subscription to all of their resources & tools to help you get back into the work force.   Plus, they are having a sale (which is why I chose to share this today) – it is $19.99 a month or you can buy a year for $99.99 (normally $149.99).  This is for the online subscription of Mom Corps YOU.

There are a lot of Webinars that you should take advantage of:   Check out Mom Corps YOU’s resources for ways to Own Your Career, Own Your Health and Wellness and Own Your Finances. 

A great place to start is Resumes that Get Results and Sample Interview Questions, which can be found on the home page, or you can do a deeper dive in the resources section.

I suggest that you participate in the Mom Corps YOU discussion forums, where you can ask Mom Corps or your peers your work-life questions, or simply share your story.If you are ready to take this step and go back to work, whether it be part time or full time, I suggest trying out Mom Corps and see how much it can help you to have the edge that you need when applying and interviewing for jobs.

Good luck!


Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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