Being a working mom is not easy, especially if your job involves frequent travel. It’s daunting having to juggle a successful career with a busy household. When you throw a business trip into the mix the challenges become almost impossible.
To add to that, there is always the guilt of leaving your little ones at home while you travel for work. Mommy guilt is a very real thing, with most working mothers experiencing it at least once during their careers.
ESPN commentator Sage Steel, who often travels for her demanding job, said in a blog: “The night before I leave for a work trip, at least one of my three children gets upset. I thought it would get easier over time and as they got older, and in some ways it has, but it's still hard for them to say goodbye, even if it's just for a day or two. Through the years, I've experienced just about every emotion, with guilt being at the top of the list.”
However, a study shows that it could be beneficial for children.
A study by Kathleen McGinn and her colleagues for Harvard Business School purports that working mothers are more likely to raise successful daughters and caring, empathetic sons.