We live in the 21st century, where every parent needs to work to earn a decent livelihood for running the family as well as the household. But as per common social belief, mothers have more responsibility than the fathers, because they are expected to take care of the household, care for the kids, and be responsible for keeping the husband-wife relationship alive as well. This poses a problem for certain working mothers, who find it difficult to balance work and family properly. So today, we are going to take a look at 5 ways by which working mothers can balance work and family. Read on to find out more.
Let Go of the Guilt
According to talk therapy experts, many working moms feel guilty because they cannot spend a lot of time with their kids. But this guilt can quite easily be overcame if you think about how beneficial your job position is to the company you are working in, and how beneficial your job is for your family as well. With your job and income, you can support your partner in running the household as well as giving your kids the type of education you want or desire. The future of the kids should be the main priority of any mother, and hence, there is no place for guilt here.
Add spice inside the bedroom
In case of many couples, it has been observed that the stress of day to day work schedules, coupled with the stress of balancing work and family, leads to a lack of connection among a husband and a wife and the bedroom becomes a dull and boring place. You partner maybe be suffering from impotence and a simple talk therapy session can solve this. If you are a working mom, you must remember that your husband needs attention as well. So make it a point to try new things every time you get some “us time”. What sex is really like for working mums.
Find Quality Childcare
In case you are unable to spend a certain amount of time with your child, make it a point to find a reliable babysitter, nanny or a daycare center that can take care of your child while you are at the office. Elizabeth Warren almost gave up her career because she couldn’t find reliable childcare. Come up with a list of criteria that might be useful and important when it comes take care of your child, and then make an informed decision.
Make the Mornings Easier
Always make sure to keep everything ready and organized the night before, so that the next morning can be easier and less confusing. Properly arrange your kids’ clothes for school, prepare and pack their lunches and keep them in the freezer, and arrange all your files and papers as well the night before, so that when you wake up the next day, everything can proceed as smoothly as possible. Busy mornings are no real reason to feel guilty.
Communicate with Your partner
Talk to your husband about how your day was, what you did at the office, and also ask about how his day and work was. If you are facing any problem at work, or if you are finding it difficult to manage the kids as well as your work at the same time, communicate such problems to your partner as well. This will make life a whole lot easier.