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Being a mom can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. At the same time, balancing motherhood and a career can be challenging. If you’re struggling with balancing motherhood and your career, this article may give you a few ideas to aid your endeavors.

Tips for Working Moms: Balancing Motherhood and a Career

The best advice is to put your oxygen mask on first! Self-care for moms is essential, including getting as much sleep as possible. The second is to ensure companies like Resumeble professionally write your resume to continue progress in your career.

Now, for some of our top tips for working moms on balancing motherhood and a career.

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If you are struggling with balancing motherhood and a career, this article may give you a few ideas to aid your endeavors in being your best at both roles

Think, Think, Think.

Back in the old days, some very high-powered people smoked cigarettes or cigars. They became high-powered for several reasons, and one of those reasons was that they would use their smoking sessions to have a little think.

While we would never encourage smoking, taking little breaks to think is an excellent tip. One of the things you should think about is eliminating steps from your daily routine. There are things in your life that soak up minutes at a time, and by eliminating them, you can create a more streamlined home/career process.

You will be surprised how many dumb time-sinks exist in your life. For example, are you tired of telling your kids to tie up their laces? Then consider purchasing Velcro sneakers. Are you tired of those random days when you have to buy gas on the way to work? Keep a small can of gas in your garage so that on the mornings when you are low, you can use the gas, get yourself to work, and buy gas (and refill the can) on the way home.

Eliminate Workloads

Keeping in line with the “Just Think” advice above, start thinking about the hundreds of ways you can lower your workload, from streamlining your efforts at work to hiring a cleaner at home. If you think your way out of each situation, you will be surprised that you haven’t thought of it earlier. 

Are you tired of the plates and cutlery piling up? Remove all except the ones you use. If only three of you are in the house, three plates stay out, and the rest go into storage. You will be surprised how willing the other people in the house are to load the dishwasher when no plates are left. Buy something like a Roomba and make it the job of one of your kids to empty and charge the device each time it is used.

Merge Work, House, and Healthcare with Kids

Need some exercise, then take your kids to the pool. Do you need those documents sorted and relabeled? Then have your kids do them with you. Do you need the house cleaning before the in-laws arrive? Then have the entire family work on a single room with an hour deadline for each room. Again, the trick is to think up ways of merging these various parts of your life. 

Do you need to improve your social media presence for work? Have your kids involved in managing your social media. Need the bathroom redecorated? Give each kid a wall, tell them what to strip and paint, and let them all do it simultaneously. Are you tired of riding alone on your exercise bike? Then buy yourself and your real family bikes and go riding together.

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Have a “When Available” List in Your Head

If you have a family and a career, you will struggle to plan for more significant projects. Perhaps you have been looking to rebuild the shed for weeks, but your plans always go wrong. Instead, gather all the things you need over a week or two. Then, set them aside somewhere prominent and easily accessible.

On one of those magical days when you suddenly have free time, you can work on the project, and everything is already set up for you. It is like having a “To Do” list in your head, but it consists of tasks/projects that are not super urgent and will improve your life once completed.

Balancing Motherhood and a Career

When it comes to balancing motherhood and a career, both can be equally rewarding experiences with the right balance. When you prioritize what matters most to you in life, everything else will fall into place.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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