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To Work or Not to Work: What Will You Do After Baby Comes?

Parenthood brings endless choices. How to navigate your career may be one of toughest.

Making It Work for Your Family

Erica Yahr-Rader is a 38-year-old mother of two. She works full time outside the home and admits it can be difficult at times.

"I try to make sure I block off time to attend school events," Yahr-Rader says, "including things during the daytime whenever possible. I also never speak about work in terms of money around my kids. It's about mental stimulation and something I enjoy doing."

She says that she makes it her business to leave work on time so she can spend the evening with her kids and put them to sleep. "But I am often online after that and my work gets done."

Yahr-Rader says that since she does work, "I try to make the weekends kid-focused -- not run errands and do stuff that's not fun, but do stuff the kids want to do."

The important thing to remember, Morley-Ball says, is that no matter your career and family decision, it's going to be a balancing act.

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Reviewed on December 02, 2012

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