Finding the right balance between parenthood and work life can feel like a constant struggle, especially if your schedules are always packed. But don’t worry, mommies! You are not alone! We totally know that the #struggleisreal when it comes to managing your home, taking care of the kids, and doing work. So to encourage you today, we asked five moms to share with us some practical advice on maximizing time with the kids while working. Check the list below, and be inspired! Happy Tuesday, loves!
Write down a to-do list everyday and number it so you know what you need to prioritize. We tend to forget the little things when our hands are full.
Make quality time with your kids a routine. Give them your undivided attention during that precious time. Drop your phone, laptop, and other gadgets, and enter their pretend worlds. The real world can wait.
It’s never easy to balance being a mom and a full-time designer, so I delegate the work. Now, I am very particular with my time. I take the weekends off so I can spend days with my daughter. On weekdays, I make sure that I’m home by 6:00pm or even earlier so I can still spend time with her at the end of the day.
Live by your schedule. You need to plan ahead and make sure that each hour is accounted for, so that you can maintain some semblance of balance.
Be flexible and expect that each day will be different! If you give yourself a bit of allowance for glitches, then chances are you’ll be able to maneuver through the day with some ease. So if things aren’t always perfect and in order, don’t worry! Juggling motherhood, marriage, and a career all at once automatically makes you a CHAMP anyway!