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When you’re a working mum, you’ll feel like you’re always in a rush to get things done. It isn’t quite easy to find a balance between your job and children, but you can master it. All it takes is the right practice, plus the right tips.
Here are some working mum hacks to get you through the busy days:
Being a working mum demands more organization, and one way to get organized is to have a calendar for the family. You can get a generic calendar and paste it on your fridge—fill it up with important family dates, such as your kid’s soccer tryout, your husband’s dinner with the boss, and your baby’s dental appointment.
If you want to be more efficient at this, you can have one on your mobile phone as well. You can easily use your phone’s calendar app and set the alarm on it so you’ll get notified.
One of the reasons a lot of working mums get burnout is that they do everything. Don’t be the superhero, and use your energy and time wisely. You can delegate household chores to your children. This will not only help you free up time to do other things, but it will also teach your children a sense of responsibility.
To avoid the whining and the complaining when tasked with household chores, reward your children for it. For example, if your child washes the dishes, he or she could earn a reward from it. The reward system at home can be extremely useful, especially if you’ve got your hands full.
As much as you want to spend Sundays in bed, spare some time in the afternoon, morning, or night to prepare meals for the coming days or week. Prepping meals ahead of time helps avoid running around the kitchen in the mornings and getting into a series of mishaps along the way.
If you have time to spare on the weekends to get ahead of meal prep, do so! You’ll be able to look forward to a smoother week ahead.
Does the laundry just keep piling up? It’s stressful to see a pile of dirty clothes in your hamper every day. So, don’t let it ruin your mood. The best way to deal with this is to do the laundry every morning. You don’t have to fold it right then and there; you just need to load it in and switch it to dryer mode when you get home.
Being a working mum may be hugely tiring, stressful, and draining. However, the best part about it is that despite it being stressful and what-not, it’s still fulfilling. Nothing beats that sense of fulfillment at the end of each day.
You don’t have to do everything all at once. All you need is the right hacks to make the most out of your time and energy. Be more efficient by following these tips and look forward to smoother and brighter days ahead—it’s going to be amazing mostly from now on.
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