Helping mums get back to work – and back to sleep!


insomniaIf the thought of returning to work after having children has kept you awake at night, you're not alone - half of mums say work worries have given them sleepless nights.

In fact one in 10 say they began stressing about going back to work while they were still pregnant and on maternity leave, a survey of 1,500 women found.

But there is plenty of help available to figure out how to juggle family life and childcare while still paying the bills, according to recruitment firm Women Like Us.

The company offers part-time jobs for mothers, which could be the answer for many working mums trying to enjoy time with their children while still bringing in a bit of cash.

Karen Mattison, from Women Like Us, said: "Many of us have our own internal 'ticking career clocks' and the stress surrounding the search for work post-children is clearly keeping many women awake at night.

"There are so many issues to work through: 'Should I go back to my old career or is it time to start anew?'; 'How should I cover the break to have kids on my CV?'; 'Where do I even begin looking for jobs in today's market?'. Ironically, most mums will have had access to careers advice when they themselves were children.

"Yet your circumstances change so drastically when you have children - this is when you need career support the most."

Take a look at these ideas for family-friendly work to help further point you in the right direction.