We all know by now that being a mom is a full time job within itself. Though incredibly rewarding, it is hard work and probably the most important job you will ever have in your life (unless you’re the President, and even that job might be a close second).
The key to making it all work, and not going crazy while doing it, is finding a balance between the two. Here are some ways that helped me personally find my own balance. I’m hopefully they’ll work for you too.
1. Preparation thy name is Mom!
Before I was a mom, one of my worst habits was not being prepared in the morning. I’d be running around the house grabbing whatever I could find to wear to work, often times barely making it in on time. But when dressing one became dressing two I had no other choice than to get things ready the night before. Laying out clothes, and packing bags will make for a smoother less hectic morning and give you more time for goodbye kisses.
2. Routines Rule!
Wake up. Go to the Gym. Get Dressed. Get Coffee. Go to Work. We all have routines that we live by; it’s what keeps us sane and organized. When you’re a mom nothing is more important than establishing a good routine with your child. My baby knows after bath time and a story it’s time for bed, and then it’s time for mommy.
3. Make time to play!