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Balancing Being a Wife, Mom and Career Woman

Women today are expected to have a budding career, a perfect home, a great relationship, and well-raised children. Generally, women take on or are given more responsibility for their homes and family than are men, which leads to a lot of frustration and exhaustion.

This is exactly why work-life balance is something every working mom dreams of. While it’s a dream seldom attained, there is a way for you to balance being a mom, a wife, and a career woman.

The first step to finding balance between multiple roles is training yourself to say no. Stop trying to do everything because multi-tasking will only make you lose your focus. Prioritize your tasks, say yes to the most important ones, and put off or say no to the nonessentials.

For example, if your son calls you at work saying that needs your help for his project later and your boss is asking you to stay overtime, you need to define your priorities and say yes to one and say no to another. If your boss’ need is not really urgent, you may want to consider working on it the next day instead so you can meet your son’s need. However, if your boss leaves an important and urgent project on your hands, consider asking your husband or an older child to help out with your son’s project. Don’t try to do everything and say that you’ll just pull an all-nighter to do all the extra work. It’s not healthy and will only cause you stress. Simply put, you cannot be everything to everybody at once.

Working moms trying to find a work-life balance also need to to realize that not everything needs to be perfect. You could be killing yourself tutoring your kids after school so they can be at the top of their classes, bake cookies for their soccer practices, have a perfectly made up home, and hold lavish parties. If something is done for the benefit of other people and not of you or your family’s, let it go.

It can be quite easy for moms to feel guilty about feeling tired to answer to your child’s needs after a long day of answering to your boss’ and clients’ demands. Try to avoid this, and realize that you have limits. If you really want to spend more time at home but still continue working, consider asking your employer if they can offer you more flexibility with your work hours or find an opportunity that will let you work from home.

When moms are stress or burnt out, the rest of the family will also have a difficult time. Try paying attention to your own needs first, and then you will be able to better meet everyone else’ — whether that’s your boss, your husband, or your child.

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What is your parenting style?

Your child comes home from school with a star on his hand because he was able to write down his nickname without any guidance from the teacher. How does this make you feel (Choose 1)?

Confident that you were able to teach him at home without much external support.

Proud that your child can now progress to writing his complete name soon.

Happy that the writing techniques you learned online and taught your child worked.

Relieved that your child was able to do the task without much effort.

Reassured that your child is able to start writing his own name at his current age.

Excited to take your child to the toy store to get his reward for a good job.

Please choose your answer.

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