16 August 2017

Spinning Plates: How To Play Devoted Mom And Working Woman

A generation and a half ago and the thought of moms going out to work would be an anomaly on the cusp of change. Nowadays, though, there are a plethora of reasons why moms go out to work. There is the fact we now live in a society that demands two-salaries in order for the bills to be paid, there are more single-moms than ever before and, shock horror, there are women who love their careers.

However, whatever the case may be, being someone that spins the constantly wobbling plates of motherhood and work isn’t anyone’s definition of easy. That is why we have come up with this list; a list created by other working-moms designed to help you create a better work-life balance. Yeah, it is totally possible to make both your family and your career blossom simultaneously. 

1. No More Guilt
No good can come from dwelling on the guilt of not being home, with your child, being a mom. Luckily, this feeling of guilt is an attitude thing, which means you can change it, and the easiest way to that is to is make a note of all the ways your career is helping your family, and you. Think of the things you are able to afford that is benefiting your children and think of the role model you are being to your son or daughter, that get up and go you are practicing that will stand them in good stead in their lives. 

2. Stay Connected
We live in the digital age, which means there are plenty of ways you can stay connected with your children even when you are knee deep in work, or away on business. The simplest way to do this is to get yourself one of the best nanny cams the market has to offer. Not only will this give you peace of mind while you’re away, it will also ensure you don’t miss any precious moments, as well interact with them. If you want to take it even further and get a little creative, then why not make recordings of yourself. Record yourself singing a nursery rhyme, or create a voice recording of their favorite book. Even a quick FaceTime call while on your lunch break will be magical. 

3. Don’t Waste Time
When you are at home, with your kids, be at home with your kids. What we mean by this is don’t be distracted when you are home. Instead, be disciplined when it comes to checking your emails or taking business calls by waiting until the kids have gone to bed. Try not to multitask either. Just be with your kids. Play with them, chat with them, find out about their days, find ways to make your home better for them and let them enjoy their time with you. What’s more, take this level of discipline to work with you so that you don’t have to stay later than necessary. That way you will get to maximize your time playing mom and better balance your work-life schedule.

Playing the role of devoted mother and career driven woman is now something that society demands and, to an extent, expects. Luckily, the world is shifting to accommodate this new split role making it more and more possible. 

Disclosure:  This is a contributed post.

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