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Juggling Work And Motherhood

August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

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Being a working mother is not easy. If anyone tells you they find it easy, they’re either lying, or they have bionic powers beyond the realm of humanity. We all want to do everything in our lives to the best of our ability, but sometimes, it just isn’t possible. As moms, we will try anything that can help us be amazing moms and still do the job or volunteering work that we love.

If you are soon to be a mom and you’re worried about your crazy schedule getting in the way, here are two key tips for juggling work and motherhood.

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Set Out Your Boundaries

It’s so important as a new mom to make your baby a priority. As your child gets older, this prioritization should not change. If you thought you could take on mom life and a job but are finding it all too much, there’s no shame in simplifying. Ensure your husband is there to support your decision and take a break to focus on just being a mom for a while. You are only human. You will look back at this moment when your children are adults and thank yourself for setting those boundaries.

Use Technology To Your Advantage

If you’re constantly rushing in and out of your home, always on the go, you need some tech to help you out. Of course, we all use technology every single day to help us with work, school, socializing, banking, researching, and entertainment. But how can tech help you juggle being a mom and still complete all your other tasks?

You can use tech to alleviate boring chores which can take up unnecessary time, like sorting your mail. Having mailbox access online means you can easily sort through and compartmentalize your mail using your phone, so you can do this from the back of a cab, a doctor’s waiting room, or an office break room! Make your life easier using tech. You’ll never regret it.

“There’s that age-old saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Well, there’s a reason so many people repeat it.”

Leaning On Your Loved Ones

There’s that age-old saying: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Well, there’s a reason so many people repeat it. Of course, kids need their parents and will always gravitate toward them, but don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your family and close trusted friends are likely happy to help take care of your kids and share the load of your busy life. Plus, being around different adults who children can look up to allows them to feel supported and safe around more people than just their parents, which increase their socialization and helps their development.

Conclusion

Whatever you do for a living and however capable you are as a woman, nobody can do everything alone. It is not an admission of weakness to ask for help. You can only do your best, and no matter what, your children will appreciate all you do for them, even if it’s difficult.


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