When I was asked to speak about how to “Balance Life as a Modern Woman ”, I thought “ Wait a second. Do I have the answer? Because I have no idea….” So, after the panic attack, I shared my story on Monday with several hundred moms and educators from my daughter’s school.
But here’s the truth…I never thought I would be a working mom. My life is all about kids.
I am still learning how to navigate the 2 worlds of being a mom that works, but here are 6 clues from my talk, that have assisted me in the attempt to balance it all while staying sane:
CLUE #1: SUPPORT
Wherever you may get it from, don’t be too proud to accept…and acknowledge it.
CLUE #2: HAVE PASSION FOR WHAT YOU DO
It’s like oxygen, you need it to be successful
CLUE #3: TEAMWORK. IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD
Nothing like friends who you can call on to help you out at the last minute, or work friends who understand that sometimes you need to be somewhere. No questions asked.
CLUE #4: TRUST THE TEAM
Little by little I started to learn more about how to let go – at work and at home.
CLUE #5: BE PLAYFUL
It gets you out of a lot of difficult situations.
CLUE #6: INVOLVE YOUR KIDS IN WHAT YOU DO, and they, in turn, will involve YOU in what THEY do
My girls are critical connoisseurs of media. They write scripts with me, give notes on rough cuts of animation, weigh in on music. There’s nothing that builds self esteem better than having your voice heard.
Good luck in your personal quest for balance!
These are wonderful tips on balancing. I’m not a mom yet, but I’m slowly preparing for that day. I often wonder how so many moms do all that they do and I realize they just do it, a balancing act that is. There are so many things that make up that balancing act, like you mentioned support from family and friends and so much more. I admire moms that do it all and hope that one day I too will having the balancing act down. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂
I honestly don’t think anyone does it ALL…something’s got to give somewhere. I guess the goal is to be happy & content with what you realistically set out to do. Bravo to you for getting the proper foundation so early on!! Thanks for your comments Monica!