Do you struggle to find time for yourself?
Feel like you’re never free, even outside your official "working hours", though you've set your laptop aside?
Well, it looks like you’re a member of the "Working Parents Club"!
Being a parent is a 24/7/365 job! It is incomparable to any other type of job in the world; it provides emotional fulfillment that cannot be obtained from anywhere or anyone else.
There is nothing in the world to replace the unconditional love you get from your baby; no "paid" job can determine the worth of it. However, there are bills that need to be paid, and outside of the love and affection you give your little one, a salary job is how you provide for their material needs. Therefore, most working parents find themselves going back to work soon after they welcome their baby. Unfortunately, at the moment, there are no rules or regulations that allow moms or dads to stay with their babies for more than 12 weeks (before and after birth in total). This puts them in a state where they need to find alternate caregivers to share the responsibility of taking care of the baby. This is where the grandparents, or nannies, come into the picture. Or when push comes to shove, one of the parents has to quit working.
"Having a newborn is an amazing experience, but at the same time, it is difficult to keep a balance between your routine commitments and an ongoing job. It makes us fall into a gap where our mind is at home with the baby when it actually needs to be at work. There needed to be an easier way!"
The Start of Parent Guilt
Trying to concentrate on something when your mind is all over the place, especially if you left a newborn at home, is hard. On one hand, you are trying to adapt to your new routine and family dynamic, and on the other hand, you take on the responsibility of your job back. Even though there are tips that can help you adjust to life as new parents throughout the early months of your new life, there is not an easy way to help you get rid of the "guilt".
A working parent’s job never ends. When you come home from work, it’s "family" time, which basically means "make it up to your little one" for the times you missed during the day at work. You can hear so many parents saying, "I feel like I’m missing so many milestones", or "I feel I have no control of my baby’s daily activities". Probably one of the biggest challenges of being a working parent is the constant feeling of "guilt" that accompanies you most of the time. One side of you actually wants to go back to the old life you had before the baby: getting ready and going to work all dressed up and tidy. Be enthusiastic, feel connected to the outside world, try to remember who you are outside of being a parent. The other side of you, however, is sad, disconnected, and feeling inadequate for not being able to master work-family balance. The need to constantly call home to check how they are doing is eating you inside because you know that's what gives you peace of mind.
Here It Is: The Mediator of Work-Family Balance
Would you be surprised to hear that even though you go back to work as a parent, there is a way to get the mental relief you crave for wanting to know what your baby is doing in terms of their basic needs?
In this sense, Cubtale allows you to have peace of mind when you are away from your little one, busy and loaded with work tasks, by sending you notifications of the real-time actions of your baby in real-time. The Cubs, our smart devices, allow different caregivers to use them at the activity’s location where they just need to press a button when a care activity is initiated or stopped. You can try it with sleep durations, diaper changes, bottle feeds, and even medication! Want to know more? Here's how the Cubs work.
"As a full-time working mother of two, I felt very disconnected. I wanted to know how my children’s days were going and how they were taken care of when I was at work, but I didn’t have an easy way to communicate with the caregivers in the house.”
Not every job has the opportunity to have unpaid leave, and there is no guarantee of having the same position in the workplace when it’s time to go back to work. This puts parents in a state where they need to prioritize their lives depending on their career goals and expectations. However, being a parent shouldn’t be something that you need to choose between your family and your career. It is already hard to make enough money to provide the best care for your little one with higher-quality daycare and early education. On top of the stress and responsibility of trying to provide a good-quality life for your family, you find yourself constantly thinking of what your baby is doing or what you are missing from their lives when at work.
Becoming a parent is already a transformational experience in which you go through physical, emotional, and mental changes all at once. This even becomes harder when you are a working parent. With Cubtale, you'll never miss another naptime, feed, or milestone.