Being a mom is one of the best feelings in the
word, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re a working mom, you know how
hard it can be to strike a balance between your career and your kids. It’s even
harder if your baby is still an infant.
So, does it get better? Yes, if you learn and
implement a few hacks.
Ready to know the secret?
It’s time to get tech in your daily life
activities. Incorporating a routine with your smartphone as much as you can saves
precious time while keeping your organized.
Some of the apps that can ease your pressure
A busy mommy’s calendar and to-do-list is the gist of Cozi. This allows you to share all the tasks among your family members. You can also add checklists for appointments, grocery lists, reminders, etc.
With all the artwork and precious mementos kids create, enter it into Keepy to organize your files. From awards and videos to photos and drawings, it’s a great digital scrapbook for busy families.
If you’re struggling with financial management, Mint will help you track your expenditure. In return, you can start saving and direct some money in investments.
When you are working for the financial
well-being of your family, it can lead to so much guilt. It means that you
won’t be able to attend all the football games, the band concerts, or swimming
meets. It can easily make you feel like you’re not showing up enough for your
child. We get it!
But, when did feeling guilty ever help? Never.
So, instead, find a balance and accept there
are some things you might not be able to do. Use the 80/20 rule in balancing
work and your kid’s activities to find a healthy compromise.
For example, as a full-time single working
mom, you might not have enough hours to volunteer as a class mom. But you can
talk with the moms in charge and help them on a few occasions.
Also, look around; not every mommy makes it to
all their kid’s baseball games. Whether they’re at home with younger kids, at
work, or taking a break, most parents aren’t in attendance 100% of the time.
It’s okay to miss a few games.
Similarly, not everyone shows up for all the
work dinners. It’s okay to decline some coworker gatherings and stay at home
with your kids.
Some ‘Me’ Time
Many working women forget about themselves
when they have kids. Don’t fall into the same trap! Even if you’re a 100%
workaholic, getting some
free time allows you to recharge and be a good mother and employee.
Have a quiet relaxing shower, read your
favorite book, watch a series, or treat yourself to a spa day. All these
are great stress busters for working moms.
Being a working mom can be challenging, and
finding a balance between work and family is, too. We hope these tips will make
it easier for you.
We also hope they remind you that you’re a
great mom, and you’re doing so great juggling your career and parenting.
Share other smart hacks you use as a working mom and empower other working moms.
Written by Carolyn Landis
Carolyn is a mother of two sets of twins and CEO of her interior design company. Although she loves being a mother more than anything else in the world, owning her own business has always been her dream. She has learned how to balance the two, and she’s now helping other moms do the same through blogging and coaching classes.