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5 tips on how to balance motherhood and work.

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It takes a village…

 

You all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a kid”. It’s true! If it wasn’t for my mother, grandmother, friends, and those brilliant mothers around me, I wouldn’t be the mom I am today.

We are there for each there, give each other advice, give honest criticism and  most importantly, they listen  when I just need to vent. #FRIENDSHIPGOALS who happens to be awesome mothers!

I created this blog so parents can find information and support regarding children, health, balancing work and family life.

It’s always good to have a group of people to lean on within our journey of motherhood that we can trust and rely on. I know I definitely gained so much knowledge from these amazing mothers.

When I was a first time mom, I was always second guessing myself if this was the right way to do it. If my child had a fever, should I take him/her to the hospital right away?  When should I return to work? Is it too early to pierce my daughters ears at 2 months?

When parents go online, we just want information to know if people are experiencing the same things.  We feel at ease when other women/mothers have had a similar experience as us.

Similarly, the social support from other mothers relieved the feeling of isolation that can be experienced during maternity leave or being a stay at home mom.

Now, you want to balance being a parent and a career you say?

I honestly feel that we can never conquer both equally but we can come close to it… very close. We have to make a hard decision as a parent and look at our current situation. Our financial circumstance and family dynamics are  not always going to stay the same.

Also, if any parent chooses to focus on being a better provider for their family, don’t feel guilty! YOU know your situation and no one else. It’s easy to judge but never easy being in other people’s shoes.

With that being said, here are my 4 tips on finding a balance between motherhood and a career.

Tip #1: Remember to take a break.

Take a break whenever you feel overwhelmed or stressed. Schedule a break after an activity that you’ve been working on for more than two hours. Make yourself a  cup of coffee or tea during nap time for your child. Just remember we are all human. We also get tired, so make sure you are rested mentally and physically so you can take care of your family.

Tip #2: Life Is Perfect…Not!

There are going to be days that you don’t want to clean or do the laundry. Don’t! instead, spend some time with your loved one, go to the park or get some ice cream. Everything doesn’t have to be done on a specific day or time.

Tip #3: Disconnect to reconnect with yourself and your family

Take this time to pick out a hobby that you enjoy that you didn’t have time to do. Tackle it bit by bit. schedule  date night once a week with your significant other and also with your kids on separate days. You need to spend some time with your family but don’t forget to take some time off for yourself. Life is hectic as it is, don’t lose yourself in the midst of it all. HAVE FUN!

Tip #4: Exercise at home

I know you want to hit the gym 3 to 4 times a week to get your pre-pregnancy body back or just to lose a few pounds. Just enjoy the process of working out again instead of making it a chore.

Once it feels like work, you won’t enjoy it and you might want to quit all together. It can get overwhelming, so take your time. Reward yourself as well like buying a pair of new pants or a shirt.

Tip #5: To do overtime, or not to do overtime: that is the question

Sometimes, there are days that we have to stay at work longer. That’s OKAY. As long as we make time for ourselves and family, it won’t hurt. But, there has to be a balance. If your working overtime, make sure you get off work on time the next day or finish work a littler earlier.

To all the parents out there  trying to balance your hectic lives with  juggling your careers: You got this.

 

 

  1. Im a mom to be soon and this was so helpful.
    I have an idea of what to look forward to. Thank you for you insight

  2. I completely understand trying to balance motherhood and working. Being a mommy is hard. An your absolutely right it does take a village to raise a child. These are very helpful tips thanks for sharing 🤗

  3. This is a good and informative article for me,as a stay at home mum myself I’m always looking for easy ways to juggle my online job with motherhood. I like the point of life isn’t perfect we should always spend time what we have passion for apart from work.

  4. I think you have made my day with these tips. I have two kids and these tips have come to my rescue. Thanks a lot

  5. I felt particularly touched by the “to do overtime…not to do overtime” bit. Balance is what is needed. True, the money is important but family is more important. So, finding the right balance for the two is essential.

  6. It’s true a child is raised by a village. With all the people around, you feel comfortable raising a child. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Taking a break after a few hours activity really helps. I am a mother and whenever I feel stressed or tired I take a break and just chill out. Thanks for the other tips. it can be really stressing.

  8. Balancing on being a mom and being an employee is really tough job. I am amazed and awed to those mothers out there who can excell in both.

  9. I’ll pass this along to a couple of younger friends who are first-time mommies as I don’t have kids myself . Your tips make a lot of sense not just for them, for me too. I find your third tip (disconnect to reconnect) very insightful, thank you!

  10. Your advice is really good, not only for mothers but for women in general , we can’t forget who we are and stop caring about ourselves

  11. After reading this, I’m honestly quite amazed at my mom right now. I never thought much about how much she continues to sacrifice for us. I hope to be like her when I become a mom!

  12. I’m a soon-to-be mother, and before reading this, I was sooooo nervous and scared. But now, at least I have a bit more knowledge so as to prepare myself for the future. All-in-all, great article and advice

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