Are you a working Mom? Let’s do it!

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

 

How much ever a woman scale career height and reach out to new professional horizons, she is expected to be the perfect homemaker. Whatever accomplishments a woman makes outside her home, she is expected to know the stock of grocery and laundry at home. Even after getting hold of the moon, a woman is expected to clean and change the carpet.

But Wait….. Is this the expectation of the society or the woman herself?

Well, we could say both.

I can vouch that the average anatomy of a working mom is sleepy eyes, tight lipped smile, shoulders stooping with the weight of expectations and a heart heavy with persistent guilt.

No matter how much society progresses, can there ever be any analogy between working father and working mother?

No, I guess.

So, when an average day stretches on to 25 or 26 hours, how can a working mom be human to say the least?

 

My experience tells me that this will happen only when there is a deliberate will and consistent action. 

The first and foremost thing that a working mom can decide is to throw away the garb of superwoman. While ladies can be pretty hard perfectionists, it is time to let go of certain things. Trust and entrust others. Be kinder to yourself.

The most precious thing for a working, hands on mother is TIME. Therefore, keep in mind that time management is your key to happiness.

Plan ahead. Making a list of everyday tasks will keep you more organized and relaxed. Doesn’t matter if the plans invariably go topsy-turvy, it helps to have an idea of things ahead.

 Learn to prioritize. Let the dishes and laundry wait. Your little one may be badly in need of a hug.

Hire help. Employ a cleaner if possible. Having someone else do the chores will save you an invaluable time with your family.

 

Don’t try to do everything together all at once. Divide the housework up into small parts that can be spread out over the course of the week.

 

Set a routine. Have a set time for homework and bedtime for both yourself and your children.

 

 

Allot enough time for sleeping. Rip off the guilty quilt from your bed and ensure adequate rest. It gears you for all the challenges of the day and helps in productivity and time management.

 

Keep a check on the time you spend on social media, or else before you realize and look up, you may have wasted hours from your busy schedule.

 

Make most of the time you spend with kids. Create beautiful moments and memories for them. Remember there will be mothers who stay at home 24/7 but fail to connect with their kids. 

The soliloquy of a working mother should be something like this:

 

  • I will learn to say NO and will not try to please everyone. 
  • I will not compare myself with others.
  • I will make it a point that family events are treated with great importance.
  • I will try to squeeze out ‘me time’ daily, however short it may be.  
  • Will find more ‘girl time’ with my friends.
  • Will talk to fellow mothers and find out how they manage the pressure. It’s good to know that I am not the only one struggling!

 

I am the BEST MOM!!

 Remember, only a woman can multitask and excel. No man can be a match. 

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