by Barney Whistance, Contributing Writer
More mothers than ever are in the workforce. Ladies now make up half of all workers in the United States, with almost 4 in 10 homes having a mother that is likewise a working mother. Being a full-time working mom can prompt feelings of guilt and stress as a result of being stuck in the middle of work and family. For men it’s not all that hectic because they don’t have to manage household chores or juggle with their children’s homework along with their workload. However, moms go crazy and tend to lose their sanity. Well, if you are a working mother and can’t find the time to have a glass of water then you need to read this article.
Share the burden
It’s high time you start sharing the burden with your partner. If you can contribute to the household’s income then morally it’s his duty to participate in the responsibilities of children as well. This would make life so much easier at moments when you have to go to a parent teacher meeting but have a work deadline to meet, as well. This is where your partner can step in by going to the parent teacher conference or cooking a meal for the family if you got stuck with some work in the office or by picking and dropping the kid to school. These little responsibilities, when divided, make life so much more convenient.
Stop feeling guilty
Instead of beating yourself up on how you're not with your child, consider how your part in the firm is profiting the family. Maybe you can afford the cost of specific educational opportunities for your kids or you can save up for their college fees.
Don’t let other mothers bring you down
At times, other mothers can be really supportive of your decision; they boost your confidence and push you to achieve better goals. However, at times they could be very jealous that you’re doing so much better than them and they may feel the need to criticize you in order to satisfy their ego. Remember, only those who point fingers at you are the ones who are jealous of your success. So don’t think you’re a bad parent just because they say so.
Don’t be a pushover at work
Don’t let your office push you around. Don’t let them dictate terms to you that are unfair on you. Set your limits, tell them that you will leave the office at a certain time, every day, regardless of whatever happens. If you’re unable to complete an assignment, tell them that you will complete it from home.
An important thing to take notice of as to avoid running around like a maniac is being organized. Decide what you’re going to cook for breakfast tomorrow and what lunch are you going to pack for your children. Be sure to iron out all the clothes a night before. This means your children’s clothes, your husband’s shirts and pants and your blouses or dresses. Hire a day time nanny who can take care of your kids while you’re at work so she can take care of your children. That way you won’t have to run back and forth from your office worrying about their lunch time and putting them to sleep in the afternoon or taking them to the park.
Do each task at the right time
Moms get overburdened with office work and they can’t juggle between both, their family and work life together at times. They bring their work home and that way children may get neglected. Don’t waste time at work by Facebooking or using your phone, set a target and aim to complete it by the end of the day. If you do bring work home only do it when the kids are asleep or in school. Don’t work around them. Try to avoid multi-tasking.
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