Now that's talent!!
So it comes as no surprise that these two are offering advice on how to make a full fledged career work while also being the very definition of an awesome mother!
Listen closely and you may learn a thing or two. We know we did!
"Having children was the best thing that ever happened to us, and we both cherish every moment spent with our little guys. But between mommy time, working, and being there for the hubby, it’s not easy to keep up with the day to day without losing our minds! One of the biggest lessons learned when you become a parent is that everything in your life becomes a juggling act. Obviously certain things are more important than others, and every person has their preferences. But being a mother to a young child, a wife and a businesswoman all require some major balancing skills.
To help, here are four tips that will hopefully create that perfect balance and in the process make a Happy Home!
Set Priorities: Every mom is a superhero, but guess what ladies, we’re also human! When you’re managing so many things, something is bound to fall through the cracks. It’s inevitable that your focus will shift at different points in your life, and that’s totally fine. It’s important to learn to set priorities and figure out what things take precedence over others. If you have to decide between cleaning the house and whipping up a fabulous dinner, choose one and don’t feel guilty about it. When you’re at work, be at work. And when you’re home with the family, be present for them in that moment. Learning to prioritize is key to balancing all the different aspects of your life.
Ask For Help: This is important because asking for help can sometimes be viewed as a sign of weakness, but it’s not. Don’t let yourself burn out because you think you’re supposed to handle everything. When you’re overwhelmed, reach out to those around you and let them know how you’re feeling. Your spouse can share in the responsibilities, and other family members or friends can be of assistance. If you need and are able to get a nanny to help out at home, hire one. If you have to cut back on work to spend more time at home, then make that decision and see if your job can support you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Keep the Romance Alive: When you become a parent, your child naturally becomes the most important part of your life. But don’t forget about the hubby! In all the craziness, try to find ways to be there for each other and keep the flame burning. Set a standing date night and you will always have a special night for just the two of you. Keep the communication open about how you’re each doing so that no one ends up feeling neglected. Buy each other little gifts, or do it the old-fashioned way and write sweet notes or love letters to one another. Just make sure you try to keep the romance alive.
Take Care of You: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – don’t forget to take care of yourself! Staying healthy not only keeps you happy, but it makes you a more productive person. Get some sleep, squeeze in some workouts when you can, or pamper yourself at home. Take a breather and catch up on your favorite TV show, or meet up with girlfriends for a relaxing brunch. Remember that needing some me-time does not make you selfish!"
These two, like always, have the most helpful advice!
Thanks ladies - keep on being awesome!
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