Mom to Mom: Advice for Busy Working Moms
● By Digital Media Director
We set out to ask moms in the Sioux Empire for their best advice when it comes to juggling all things work and family. Check out these responses for some inspiration to help you find balance during some of the busiest moments of your life.
If given the
opportunity to take time away from work, and to spend it with family, do it.
Whether it be taking 12 weeks maternity leave versus 6, or using up PTO versus taking a pay out, take the time off.
You can always make more money or budget where you need to. You can’t put a price on quality time. Even if it’s just a day.
Take a minute to just breathe. The season of raising babies goes by so fast. Put down the other stuff and go hug them, play with them, laugh with them, make memories. And love on that hubby!
Take time for yourself. Don’t be scared or ashamed to ask for help. Use a planner or calendar to keep track of everything.
When you come home from work or the kids get home from school, UNPLUG. Making memories with your family is far more important than the latest news on social media.
Meal plan and communication. Evenings are less hectic and stressful when I know what we’ll be having for supper, especially on extracurricular nights for the bigger kids!
Everything does not have to be perfect. Stress less and enjoy your babies more.
Take a moment and hug your kiddos. It will help you and your child to embrace for that moment.
I’m still working on taking my own advice, but here is what I have to offer: Don’t sweat the small stuff (easier said than done). Try to think big picture and ask yourself “is this going to matter in five years?” Don’t lose sight of your overall goals and priorities. Base all other decisions around that. Put on your own oxygen mask first.