Having a baby changes your life, but have you considered how it changes you? As a mother, your new instincts that have kicked in tell you that you have to protect your newborn as closely as possible. For some mothers, that means taking years off work and not going back to it until their child is ready to start school. For other mothers, it’s a little more complex than that. That protective instinct alights a passion in them that they didn’t know that they had. A mother who once worked in office admin may be inspired into a teaching role. A mother who was once a high powered executive now wants to stay home and watch their child grow up. 

The changes that come with motherhood are many and while you may decide to go back to school and study to be a teacher, complete with math resources for teachers and science books, you need to think about the advantages of such a dramatic career change. Is it big? Yes. Will it be easy? Probably not! Does that mean you shouldn’t do it? Absolutely not – you need this. If you’re still on the fence, here are a few of the biggest advantages of making the change.

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  1. You’ll earn more money. You want to protect your kids, right? Well, choosing a vocation to be a nurse or a teacher earns you a steady salary. The world will always need these professionals and you can be a part of it. This is a huge change but you will bump your salary right up. 
  2. You’ll have a career after childhood. One day, your new baby is going to grow up and move out – and then what? What will you do with yourself when they’re off out in the world and discovering themselves? This is your future as much as it is for the kids and you need something for you that will change your outlook. You need to give yourself something after you give yourself to your kids.
  3. You can discover new things about yourself. Your whole outlook on life will change once you have children, but when you get a new career and a possible new education with it? Well, that changes the game! You are going to go on a journey of self-discovery and self-discipline and really figure out whether you are able to achieve something excellent.
  4. A new you. Motherhood is like emerging from a cocoon and discovering your wings; you’re not the you that you were once before. You’re new, so going back into your old workplace may not work for you because you’re so ready to find something new. This is a new you we’re talking about, so you need to embrace that new you and let go of the old one. Changing your career can be a part of that.
  5. You give yourself a purpose. When you go back to work and you choose a whole new career change, you are going to transition yourself into having a purpose. Your child and their future is your purpose and this new job of yours is going to help!