Cupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome a DaughterCupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome a Daughter

By Petra Halbur

The long wait is over- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are finally parents! On the morning of June 15, Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl in Los Angeles. According to People, West was by her side for the delivery. Kardashian is overjoyed to have a daughter. “I’m so excited we’re having a girl,” she said on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “Who doesn’t want a girl? I think they are the best. I know that’s really what Kanye has always wanted — he wanted a little girl.”

How do you balance parenthood and your career?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s the 21st century and gender roles have changed. Mothers and fathers alike are expected to manage both parenthood and careers. Cupid has some advice for how to strike the balance:

1. Weigh the costs: Would it be more economical to pay for day care or to forgo your career and be a stay at home parent? Nobody likes to boil family matters down to money but, unfortunately, cost can determine the more practical lifestyle for you and your child.

2. Consider logistics: In deciding whether you want to work full-time, part-time or be a stay-at-home parent, you have to consider the logistics of daily life. How will you get your child to school? Will that interfere with your commute? Where will your child be while you’re at work? These are important things to work out ahead of time.

3. Happiness: Ultimately, the balance between parenthood and your career will not work if you are unhappy. While your child’s welfare is, of course, a priority, your own satisfaction needs to be taken into serious consideration too.

How have you managed to balance parenthood and your career? Tell us below.