Having Trouble Balancing Work & Family Life, Mom? Try These 3 Ideas! by Christina Marshall-Valdez
Like many other career-oriented women, I also long to also be the perfect wife and mom that puts nutritious food on the table by 7 p.m., washes/folds/stows laundry before the underwear drawer is empty and gives everyone undivided attention every time it's needed. But, I'm not a perfect wife and mom.
However, I've managed to create a happy home because I've found ways to balance where I invest my time and energy. My biggest tip to other moms is to stack moments wherever you can to maximize your time. Examples:
- My husband and I cook dinner together so we can talk, catch up and make plans for the week.
- Laundry time is workout time. While a load is in the washer/dryer, I do a home workout.
- I block time on my work calendar for lunch to ensure I can eat and check in on my family.
It's working for us!