The Juggling Act of Working Women

By: Lizz Marrs Email
By: Lizz Marrs Email

Women make up 49.9 of the US workforce and those in Grand Junction share the same responsibilities of those across the country.
And many of them are also juggling motherhood.

Lynn Holliday, a resident at St. Mary's Hospital, recently became a mom and finding that balance between work and motherhood was tough. But she says employers these days are meeting the needs of working moms, "My work place is compatible with letting me have a child and work at the same time."
She also says that although she tries to do all the home duties on her own she is getting used to asking her husband for help. And that's what Marie Beauregard of Miss Marie says too, "I wouldn't be able to do this without the support of my husband. If i was a single mom i wouldn't be able to do it all."

Which shows how much she must respect the store owner next to her, Deborah Beck of Orr's Trading Co.
Deborah is a single mom and juggles the duties of her store with motherhood. She does however say she has a wonderful support system so her son gets lots of attention. "It's fabulous that I have this beautiful happy growing son who's the joy of my life and I'm able to do this too and I feel like I have the best of both worlds."

All three women say being able to juggle both job and motherhood is no easy task but is well worth it.

On Sunday, NBC News is kicking off a special series called a Woman's Nation... It's an indepth look at the challenges women are facing in their new evolving roles.
It debuts on Meet the Press and will also be on the Today Show and Nightly News with Brian Williams.


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