Working Mom Guilt: 18 Smart Ways to Deal With It

Whether it's missing your baby's first word or grade-schooler's first soccer game, all working moms feel guilty at some point -- here's smart advice to help you through it (18 Photos)

Rebecca Raphael and Stacey Stapleton on Aug 16, 2012 at 4:34PM

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More than 70 percent of women with a child over the age of 1 work outside the home, and those other moms -- even just one of them -- can be an invaluable source of comfort and support. Gina Robison-Billups, founder and president of the International Association of Working Mothers and author of The Accomplishment Journal For Working Moms, says that connecting with other working moms is absolutely essential to reducing guilt. "When we share our guilt and that terrible feeling that we’re not giving enough of ourselves to our kids, we realize that other moms feel the same way -- it's incredibly liberating."

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