A study by The Ohio State University and Mayo Clinic last year highlighted that women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers, are more likely to suffer with life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. With nearly 12,000 people taking part in the said survey, the results showed those working on an average of 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis. The resulting effect of more stress and sleep and digestive trouble causing fatigue.
And a mother’s work is never done when the office hours are over. Traditionally, Mum’s also do the lion’s share of work at home, including taking time off to look after sick children, school runs and everything in-between. However, the new wave of working Mums are changing the rules of the game.
More women are starting to take charge of work-life balance and there is a growing shift towards becoming self-employed and working from home. The recent explosion in affiliates, network marketing and leveraging the internet is starting to even out the playing field. Businesses such as Forever Living and shop fronts such as Etsy and Online Shops are giving power to the people!
Taking a break from a corporate career is giving ambitious Mums the opportunity to create flexible working for themselves. And to help you a little with that and make school life a little easier, we are launching an app called mySircles so you can connect with other parents easily on school-related matters. Whether parents are wanting help with pick up, organizing a play date or simply questions around school homework, parents can now easily connect with other parents in their child’s class. Everything to do with school in one place and one less thing to worry about!