Tips for Moms Seeking a Work-Life Balance
1. Let Go of the Guilt
"Rather than dwell on how you're not with your child, think about how your role in the company is benefitting the family."
2. Find Quality Childcare
"Ask your network of friends and family for references to nannies, babysitters, and daycare centers."
3. Make the Mornings Easier
"Avoid starting the day on a frazzled note by getting organized the night before."
4. Create and Organize a Family Calendar
"Figure out your family's priorities. A calendar can include dates when bills are due, a chore chart for the kids, a list of school and family events, extracurricular activities, birthdays, and more."
5. Communicate with Your Employer
"Before talking to your employer or HR representative, construct a written plan detailing what you need."
6. Stay Connected During the Day
"Stay connected with your children even when you're not together."
7. Limit Distractions and Time Wasters
"Be disciplined and set time limits when checking email or making phone calls, things you can do when the kids are sleeping."
8. Create Special Family Activities
"Making time for your kids is crucial, both during the week and on the weekends, to nurture your family dynamic and allow everyone to bond."
9. Spend Time with Your Partner
"Remember to nurture your relationship with your partner, who will often be the number one person by your side."
10. Create Moments for Yourself
"By managing time wisely, you can fit in valuable "me" time regularly."
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