This week’s best time saving tips for busy moms cover re-balancing work & life, saying no, having dinner waiting on you when you get home, and more:
How to Successfully Walk the Work/Life Tightrope Without a Net
I’m a Southern woman.
We say “yes” to second helpings, “yes” to almost any sign up sheet, and the only questions we answer with “no” are ones that end in “and you’re sure you don’t mind?” We are a “yes” breed.
Being a “yes” mother wasn’t working for me.
One of the reasons that so many people are spending so much on fast food is that they believe they don’t have time to cook a healthy meal. However, when you consider all of the different things that you will be able to make with a slow cooker, or Crock-Pot, you will see that’s not the case.
“Plan! I think in the homefront, doing a lot of planning, trying to be proactive,” she said. “Have meetings with your family. Assign children tasks, jobs, responsiblities. And work with your spouse/partner, if there is one, to identify how we can more fairly divide up some of the roles. Why am I the one doing all of the cooking, the cleaning, the shopping? And then with that, I think, comes that expectation — lowering some of your expectations. While it may not be done that way, I would like it done and is it really that important that it’s done?”
How do you keep it all together? Share your tips in the comments.
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Posted by: Raki Wright