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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.


What is your parenting style?

It's sembreak and you're trying to figure out what your child can do to keep her busy at home. You will most likely (Choose 1):

Let your child do arts and crafts, and buy her books that you can read with her.

Enroll her in finger math classes so that she can already learn how to do basic arithmetic when she goes back to school.

Read up on learning activities from a new book that you got and teach her during the two-week break.

Make sure that your child is able to eat well and not get sick during the break.

Plan out activities that you can do together like going to the mall or watching a movie.

Just let your child do what she wants and enjoy the holiday through watching TV or playing with cousins.

Please choose your answer.

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