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Published: Saturday, July 13 2013 8:20 a.m. MDT

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Samreen M
Lahore, 00

A very helpful post! 43% of women quit their jobs when they are to raise their families. Family becomes the first priority and they prefer to be stay-at-home moms. Should they do so? is the question which has been the topic of discussion.
Now the transition from this question to how to re-launch a career is very positive. Instead of diving into the jigsaw of debates what has happened, why not get them back? Fishman Cohen and Johnson gave considerable suggestions with logical points. Good job!

Samreen M
Bolee com

Mom Corps CEO
Atlanta, GA

Great piece, Mercedes. I agree wholeheartedly – it’s okay if moms or dads want to take time out of the workforce to raise their children and then return to work. What professionals “need to do/should do” is not up to society to dictate, but rather for each family to decipher, depending on their unique needs. Feeling insecure about returning to work is completely normal, and it’s okay to admit it. My favorite piece of advice you highlighted – "understand how to respond effectively to a prospective employer’s concerns about hiring a mother."

In this accord, we often encourage parents returning to the workforce to consider offering a contract arrangement or temporary employment as a trial period with a company, to ease back into the work environment and prove themselves ready for full-time or more permanent work. -Allison O'Kelly, founder/CEO Mom Corps (www.momcorps.com)

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