Tips to manage Career with motherhood

April 15, 2024
Soulside Team

Hey there, moms! How many times have you wondered and got overwhelmed about managing your career with being a mom? This might be a wild ride, but you’ve got this! In this post, we'll learn practical tips and strategies to help you find balance in your daily juggle. So grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine - no judgment here!) and let's start!

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1. One Day at a Time

  • Being Present: Focus on being present, not just in your daily life but also your work life. Prioritizing tasks and being mindful of your time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Avoid multitasking and instead, give your full attention to each task, whether you're working on something important, time with your family, or simply enjoying time with your child. 

  • Quality Over Quantity: Spend time with your family by doing activities that promote bonding and improving connection, which we’d talked about in our previous blog. Activities such as playing games, reading together, or simply listening to your child's stories. Overall, try using your time efficiently and effectively


2. Build Your Village

  • Find a Family-Friendly Employee: Look out for companies that prioritize work-life balance and offer family-friendly policies. Including flexible working hours, remote work options, or childcare. Meeting other working parents to learn about their experiences and get recommendations for good employers. 

  • Ask for Help: Don't be afraid to ask for help from your family, friends and partner. If needed and based on the affordability you can get professional help like a babysitter or housekeeper. Building a strong support network not only decreases your workload but also gives emotional support and guidance when you need it.

3. Your Own Path

  • Experiment: Experiment your approach to work and motherhood by trying different routines and tools. Don't be afraid of trying new things and adapting to these methods depending on your family's needs

  • Comparison is a Thief: This is the most important one. We often get lost and doubt ourselves when we start comparing ourselves with other moms/parents. Avoid comparing yourself to other moms and focus on your own journey. Everyone has different challenges and blessings, so practice gratitude and celebrate your small wins. 

  • Get rid of the Mom Guilt: Be kind to yourself and let go of feelings of guilt or self doubt. It's normal to have ups and downs in your journey. Give yourself some grace and know that you’re doing the best you can. 

Did you know?

  • Around 10% of women don't return to work within a year after giving birth.
  •  Up to 43% of highly qualified women with children leave their careers at some point in their lifetimes.
  • Less than a quarter (24%) of women return to full-time work after having children.
  • Of those 24% who do return to full-time work, 79% end up leaving due to difficulties maintaining a full-time role alongside having a baby.

(Resource -The United States Census Bureau, The National Bureau of Economic Research, The Pew Research Center, The New America Foundation)

4.  Find your rhythm 

  • Early Bird Gets the Worm: We have heard this one, right? Waking up before your family allows you to start your day with some peace and quiet, making a path for a more productive day. Use this time for self-care, planning your schedule, or enjoying a moment of calm with your coffee. Experiment with different morning routines to find what works best for you, whether it's getting up before your children or trying a joint morning routine with your family.

  • Time Block: Sort out your time by the routines. Have separate time for selfcare, family time, work and chores. Clearly mark these blocks in your calendar and stick to them as much as possible.

5. Be open to adjustments and changes in your family's needs. 

  • Meal Prep, if you aren’t doing it already: Dedicate time each week to plan and prepare meals in advance, which can save time and reduce stress during busy weekdays. Try getting your partner and family included in meal prep to make the process more fun and teach your children valuable skills.

6. Self-Care is Important 

  • ‘Me’ time: Prioritize self-care by getting "me" time for activities you love, such as reading, doing yoga, or soaking in a hot bath. It’s normal to have a sense of guilt about doing it. But, remember you can't pour from an empty cup. Finally, Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they are. Learn from challenges, and don't be afraid of growth as a mom and as a human being.

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