career progression

If you’re a mom who’s also holding down a full-time job, it can often feel like you’re working two jobs at the same time. Indeed, motherhood is definitely jam-packed with full-time demands, and it’s not something that you can very often take a break from. As a mom, you’re duties continue even when your children are in school. Being a working mom is often stressful and fast-paced, so it can be tempting to put any ideas of furthering your career on the back burner. After all, working moms don’t often get many free hours in the day to themselves to think about career progression. However, bettering yourself shouldn’t be so difficult. Here are some mom-friendly ways in which you can get that promotion.

Online Learning

Online learning has been a godsend for busy moms around the world. When you have a family to support, the idea of quitting your job to go back to school or cutting down your hours so you can take classes is pretty much impossible. However, thanks to online learning, it’s possible to take both full- and part-time courses from the comfort of your own home while still working full time and looking after your family. Whether you’re a nurse who’s looking to earn a Master of Science in Nursing online degree or you want to gain an undergraduate degree, there are plenty of options available online — see Bradley University for more information.

Workplace Progression Schemes

If you’re finding it difficult to take time out of work to get the further education you need for your career to progress, you may be able to get a little bit of help from your employer. For example, if you’re a nurse who’s looking to take the next step on your career ladder, your employer may be happy to help you earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree while on the job to have the opportunity to gain a great promotion. Many workplace training programs are mostly made up of on-the-job training, making them the perfect choice for busy moms who want to progress in their career but don’t have much time to dedicate to extra work.

Education and Childcare Schemes

If you are set on going back to college or even going to college for the first time, you’ll be glad to know that many educational institutions will do whatever they can to make this possible for moms. Many colleges will offer free or cheap childcare which you can take advantage of while you study, and moms can access a whole range of support networks such as college counselors. Whether you’re looking to study for an undergraduate degree or a postgrad course such as a Master of Science in Nursing, there are plenty of options to achieve further education as a parent.

Thanks to the Internet and a range of alternative study and progression options, there are loads of ways in which you can further your career, even as a busy mom.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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