Ways for Moms to stay up to date while not working

Maintain memberships in professional associations and attend meetings whenever possible

Maintain subscriptions to professional journals, e-zines and keep up with the news in your field

Volunteer in the community or at your children's school to give you structure and something to put on your resume when you return to work

Continue to attend networking events in your field whenever possible

Attend workshops and classes to keep your skills and knowledge up to date

Maintain professional relationships: have lunch or coffee occasionally and keep in touch with former co-workers