Juggling motherhood and a high-powered career takes careful planning and an almost flawless skill set, and according to a recent study highlighted in the Washington Post, all that hard work pays off. Research now proves that women with kids tend to thrive a lot better than virtually anyone else. These women are high-achievers who blossom under pressure. The busier and crazier their lives get, the more they step up their game, and this gives them an advantage over childless counterparts, who are not able to keep up with such a demanding pace.
The other reason could be attributed to the fact that more responsibilities usually leads to more output and in the process time management becomes a necessary tool in order to present cohesiveness in the face of chaos.
But there is also a catch – being a superwoman also means wealth and privilege. Ylan Q. Mui of the Washington Post carefully pointed out that having it all definitely comes at a very high price and that translates into dollars and cents. Women who are able to dutifully juggle the schedules of their young children as well as mandatory board meetings are most likely employing a plethora of helping hands, including nannies, cooks, tutors, etc. Like they say – it takes a village to raise a child – but it also takes a particular kind of lifestyle. Women without trust funds or hefty pay checks are not in a position to seamlessly accommodate last-minute changes or afford to have a trained professional step in on their behalf. They have to do all the dirty work, and that time away diminishes their output.
At the end of the day, all mothers deserve to be commended for all they do whether they are corporate heavyweights or not. Managing your children’s needs as well as your own is a balancing act that requires precision and dedication regardless of your station in life. So if you are in that arena – keep up the good work!