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Juggling Work and Family

By Edited May 8, 2014 0 1

Being a working mom means compromise. If you have a full time job, it can feel impossible to find any time for yourself, as you are constantly juggling between family responsibilities and a heavy work schedule. Nonetheless, the importance of spending quality time with your kids and husband on a regular basis cannot be overstated. But balancing work and home life is a very delicate task, which can often lead to frustration. However, it helps to know that most working parents are pretty much in the same boat that you're in. But managing your two worlds is not all that hard if you stay disciplined and keep your cool. Here are a few tips that might prove useful.

Share the workload
Despite the times, a lot of moms feel the need to take on most of the workload when it comes to the home and the kids, even if they, like their husbands, also have a full-time job. But it is actually healthier for a working couple to share in the responsibilities of taking care of the kids and maintaining the home. Talk openly with your partner about how to divide up tasks.

Getting your priorities straight
To maintain a good balance between familial and professional life, it's first and foremost important that you take a good look at your priorities and decide what you can give up and what you can't. Unfortunately, being a working mom is going to involve compromises and giving up some of the things you liked to do when you were single and/or didn't have kids. Getting your priorities straight will help you make the transition more easily.

Combine tasks
If you don't have time for the gym, get your exercise while you're playing with your kids. There are many ways to combine tasks so that you get both your own personal and work related activities done while still spending time with your family. When shopping, don't forget to keep your new child in mind by looking for cute infant onesies.

Keep things simple
If you're a working mom, it's good to keep things around the house relatively simple. This is especially true if you have young kids. Too much furniture and knick knacks only make it harder and more time consuming to clean the house, not to mention the accidents that can happen if you have too many toys lying around. So keep you home clean and simply furnished. It will save you time and stress.



Oct 1, 2009 7:04pm
I second the keeping it simple. We have simple furniture in our house and it makes cleaning with a 1 year old much simpler.
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