Updated: May 27, 2019
Did you ever feel that you needed to choose between your kids and your career?
Did you ever think that having kids will make you lose the career you worked so hard for?
Of course, having kids will change your life but it's not like your life isn't going to change. You can't be stuck in one place, nor have the same job or do the same things for the rest of your life. You need to grow. Otherwise, what is the point of living?
If you ask me though -- not only is it possible to have a career and kids, sometimes becoming a mom inspires a whole new chapter of your work life.
This is exactly what happened to me.
Going back to the career vs. motherhood debate, I was often asked why I gave up my corporate job. I was "successful" based on external standards of what success is in the corporate world. When I gave birth to Kara 3 years ago, reality hit me like a ton of bricks! Working full-time while raising a child was tough because of the serious lack of flexibility given to parents in the workplace.