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Here are 11 ways I believe working moms can gain success at work:
1: Find what you enjoy. Work to capitalize on those skills and tell others about your passions and aspirations. Opportunities will present themselves when others know.
2: Don’t let your degree hold you back. Never stop learning new skills. Request positions across the company leveraging your skills to enhance your expertise.
3: Communicate openly with your manager. Develop a relationship with your boss so you can comfortably discuss your career and how it impacts your family.
4: Identify and reflect on weekly priorities. Take time at the beginning of the week to identify top priorities and then reflect at the end of the week.
5: Recognize accomplished goals. And identify distractions that have kept you from goals. 6: Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and continuously refocus your true goals.
7: Let yourself off the hook. Things don’t always go as planned. Instead of beating yourself up, give yourself permission to let it go and move on.

8: Enjoy a little spontaneity. It doesn’t have to be all about planning and structure. Be flexible enough to jump on an opportunity if it presents itself.
9: Stay organized at home. It’s always easier to leave for work when you’re organized at home. Institute a weekly meeting to plan meals, date nights, child care, travel and such.
10: Seek help from working parents. Take a minute to look around. Set up lunch with another working parent to swap ideas and advice.
11: Mentor and give back. Relationship building is always worth the investment of time. And when we feel more connected at work we are more successful.

Managing life-work integration as a mother is always easier when you have a tribe of like minded mamas that have your back.

To the hustlers, the go-getters, the dreamers, the doers:

Hey there, little bears, I’m Caitlyn. Welcome to my blog! I’m a graduate student and full time mama bear to my darling daughter, Charlee. This is my space to start fresh. I want to share my journey with you in bite size pieces to help you realize that you are WORTHY and CAPABLE of achieving your goals. I’d hate to say “if I can do it, anyone can”, because the truth is, we all share different stories, different struggles, and different dreams. But what I can tell you is this: If you want something bad enough, come hell or high water, you can and WILL get it and knock down every single obstacle that comes your way in the process. Are your dreams worth it? If the answer is yes, it’s only a matter of time (and a lot of hard work) until you get there. I hope that my non traditional journey will help inspire you to pursue whatever it is that sets your soul on fire. No matter your circumstances, the universe loves a good story, and will take care of you so long as your’re willing to TRUST THE PROCESS.