Mommy Track

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Mommy Track

A path in one's career in which one has little chance of advancement. The term implies that because one prioritizes family obligations over work obligations, one is unlikely to receive promotions or major responsibilities. See also: Career-limiting move.
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In contrast to women, they are not using organization programs such as paid parental leave or part-time work (the "building blocks" of the mommy track).
This is in striking contrast to their wives, who are seen as having to make a choice between work and family: either the fast track or the mommy track. Let's reconsider the need for this all-or-nothing choice.
It is possible to be a career mom and avoid the mommy track. As one working mother put it, "You can have it all if you're willing to do it all!" The problem is that something has to give, and what usually gives is the mom's own time (for self, for husband, for friends, or for sleep).