Tips To Keep A Work Life Balance As a Mom

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Becoming a parent is one of the hardest but more rewarding things you will ever do in your life. It offers the chance for you to love something more than you ever thought possible and to bring a person into the world that is yours to love and to cherish. Yet it also brings with it a set of challenges. You might feel that you lose a bit of your sense of identity and it can be difficult to juggle your work and personal life. You might find you don’t have time for the things you used to and that it’s a struggle to get everything done. We have put together some top tips to keep your life a bit more balanced as a mom. 

See if you can work part time 

When you have a child, all of your priorities change. No longer do you necessarily want to be out of the house all the time, away from your little one. Yet you might find that you also don’t want to just be in all the time without adult company and using your brain for work related things. This is why it can be a good idea to work part time. By working part time you can get the best of both worlds. No matter if your job is to order industrial automation components or as a marketing manager, speak to your employer and see how best to manage both.

Make time to see your friends

Seeing your friends is an important aspect of keeping yourself feeling like you and you don’t want to stop this just because you become a mom. Make time to see them even if it is just once every couple of weeks. If they have children too, you could book in some playdates or even just go for a walk along the seafront or in a nearby park. These will all help you to get some company and spend time with them.

Allow time for adjusting

Becoming a mom and having a baby is not easy and your life is going to change, though not forever. It’s important that if you feel down, to remember that nothing is forever and soon you will have a routine established where your life will feel more like yours again. Try not to put too many high expectations on yourself and just give yourself some time to adjust and see where things go. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family members for their help and support too.

These are just a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to adopting a good balance in your life once you have become a Mom. Remember that things don’t just fall into place right away and you could have to take some time to adjust. This is absolutely fine and you will soon fall into your own rhythm. Have you recently tried to adjust your work/life balance as a parent? If so, what are some of your top tips for success? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Astrid Hansen
2 months ago

Hi LaDonna. You make some great points here. While becoming a parent is wonderful, there are a lot of things we need to be prepared for as well.

Setting aside time for ourselves is certainly something that is important. Another thing I found is that the ability to show compassion to other family members is something which might not come natural to all of us, but it’s something you’ll learn along the way.