Rewarding Career: 1, Motherhood: 1

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Have a Plan

Having a plan is essential to be able to manage children, the house and work. Picking days here and there to do laundry will result in chaos. Laundry days should be scheduled as should folding days. It may change weekly but it’s a good idea to have a schedule in mind so you don’t get overwhelmed.

Be Realistic

Moms tend to over schedule. We want to be as productive as possible so we create lists miles long.

I think every working mom thinks the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re thinking “this is impossible, this is impossible.” And then you sort of keep going and keep going and you do the impossible. — Tina Fey

We strive to do the impossible and we come pretty damn close. Because I tend to get overwhelmed, I am opting to stay as realistic as possible so that I don’t over schedule myself. Being realistic with your time is important to be able to focus on both your career and your children. It’s important to not lose sight of work life balance.

Cut Yourself Some Slack

There is no such thing as a perfect mother, but there are plenty of good mothers. As long as you are trying, you are succeeding. If you have a busy day at work and come home late, it’s okay. And if you needed to call out of work because you’re child is sick, it’s okay too. You can’t please everyone.

Written by

Indian American. Mama. Wife. VP of Product. I write about personal growth, life lessons, parenting and love.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store