4 ways to support working moms
Working moms can never truly take a day off, and between the responsibilities of work and home, their plates are often beyond full. Recognizing this precarious balance — and providing support and resources to ease their stress — is much appreciated ahead of Mother's Day, as well as year-round.
In this week's top stories, the final episode of our podcast, Perk Up, explores how supporting fathers can benefit moms and their children, too. Offering paternity leave — and encouraging fathers to take it — sets the tone that dads should play an equal role, which can help moms release the pressure and burden of feeling like they need to do it all.
Outside help with child care can also make a huge difference for moms and their families. WalletHub ranked the states that are best for working mothers, based on factors like child care accessibility and affordability, and work-life balance. And maintaining that balance might not require a complete overhaul — instead, moms and all employees can take small steps each day to improve their mental well-being. Check out a few ideas from benefits consultancy, Corporate Synergies.
Celebrate mothers this weekend and all year by reviewing your policies, benefits and culture so they're mom- and people-friendly.