Guilt of the Career Parent – Struggle of the Stay-at-Home Mom

The guilt resulting from the decision to work outside of the home when you are a mother is very real. If you are like me, you are consistently questioning if you are devoting enough focus and time to your work. And, are you centered and present enough when you are at home with your child(ren)?

For the stay-at-home mother, the struggle is equally as real. You have made the decision to work tirelessly within the home, day in and day out, taking care of your child(ren). Often times, this choice results in you sacrificing the career path you were on before you became a mother.

So, what do you do when you find yourself facing a legal matter, which rapidly becomes the most uncertain time in your life? You do what every mother would do in this situation – you panic.

If you work outside of the home, you wonder how you could possibly juggle even more, and will you be losing more precious time with your child(ren)? How will your work be impacted? Can you remain strong and focused for your child(ren) during this time? If you work inside the home, the fear of beginning a new career is as paralyzing as the thought of giving up time with your child(ren) in order to pursue that career. Will you make enough money to support yourself and your child(ren)? The uncertainty is overwhelming.

Sometimes, obtaining the right information and answers to your questions is the biggest key to navigating a difficult situation, even when that situation seems impossible. At LaMonaca Law we can help you do this; we can answer your questions and help you develop a plan to stop the panic.

If you have questions about any family law matter or to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, call us at the Law Office of Gregory P. LaMonaca, P.C., at (610) 892-3877.

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About Kristy Panella

Kristy grew up in Delaware County, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. After High School, Kristy attended a paralegal program where she graduated 2nd in her class, receiving an Associate’s Degree in paralegal. Kristy continued on to attend Chestnut Hill College with a major in Criminal Justice, later graduating “Cum Laude”, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree. Kristy began working for LaMonaca Law in June of 2000, when the firm consisted of only three members: firm owner, Gregory LaMonaca, Monica LaMonaca and Kristy. Since that time, the firm has continued to grow into one of the largest family law firms in Delaware County. During her many years at the firm, Kristy has utilized her extensive skills to assist the team members at LaMonaca Law, serving each of our clients with dignity, empathy, compassion and excellence.