In the Raising Kids episode of The Stats of Life, we met Monique and her five-year-old son Jordan. Monique made sure she was able to provide for Jordan as a single mother at her “stage in life.” She was also fortunate enough to have flexible office hours that allowed her to spend more quality time with her son.
One year later, Monique has accepted a new job and now has even more responsibilities than she did at her previous position. She says that work-life balance is almost impossible to achieve and it’s taking away from valuable time with Jordan. She makes the absolute most of her free time, however. “When I’m at home, Jordan gets my undivided attention,” Monique says. She finds ways that the two of them can still have quality time together while not having to sacrifice the quality of her work.