#MommyFeels: Lessons on Balancing Work and Family Time

Let’s admit it, it’s not easy being a mom. Juggling a nine-to-five job while making time for your little kiddos is probably one of the most challenging things ever. And since we know that the struggle is indeed real, we decided to ask a few tips from working mommas on how they maintain their work-life balance. Scroll down and see how moms Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, Nikki Valdez, and Amanda Griffin-Jacob maximize their time for family and work.


What’s the hardest part of being a working mom?

“As a working momma, there’s never enough time to do everything I want to do! There should be 48 hours in one day, to get things done. However, I’m learning to let go of my need for control. You realize that you need to be able to go with the flow when you’re in charge of so many little beings.” – Amanda Griffin-Jacob


What are some realizations that you have learned while balancing work and family time?

“I’m going to say something very scientific and Darwinian: Adaptation is the key to the survival of the fittest! Haha! I’m all about flexibility; learning to adapt to any situation presented to me. Not being so rigid allows me to really handle almost anything thrown my way. I take things as they come. I think it’s the same with being a mother. You set goals and ideals, but sometimes life just happens and it doesn’t pan out the way you want. But that’s ok! You learn to choose your battles.” – Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi



“There are many times when I’ve felt overwhelmed. Sometimes it feels like I’m barely keeping my head above water. But I don’t let it get to me because it’s all part of the mommy experience. No one has it all figured out. Motherhood is the one job that you can never fully master. Your children will always be your greatest teachers, no matter how old they get.” – Amanda Griffin-Jacob



“Time management is very important in being a mom and entrepreneur. There should be a good balance in the amount of love you give for your kids and your work, to live a happy life.” – Nikki Valdez



What’s your advice to other working moms out there?

“Our kids should always be our priority. If we tell them that we are going to be present at their school program, we should keep our promises because they remember everything that we say. Time with our kids is more precious than any amount of money we will get from working.” – Nikki Valdez


“Try to find that perfect balance of time and purpose. Always remember that if your career is making you happy and fulfilled, then it’s part of you being the best mom possible to your kids. Children need happy and fulfilled mothers who love themselves so they can love their family fully. It’s really important to remind ourselves of that.” – Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi

[Photos via: Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, Amanda Griffin, and Nikki Valdez]

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