10 Tips for Balancing Work and Motherhood

by Melanie Edwards on November 2, 2006 · 3 comments

in Motherhood,Women,Work

Great article I found on MSNBC.com – I think I need to do some of these things myself.

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By Lisa Druxman
Entrepreneur.com

Although there’s no secret recipe to balancing work and motherhood, there are thousands of women out there who have learned to do it successfully, women who’ve taken on this challenge before us and have come out on top.

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to interview many, many entrepreneurial moms. And without fail, at some point during our conversation, they all say the same thing: “When I’m working, I feel like I should be with my kids. But when I’m with my kids, I feel like I should be working.” But that guilt doesn’t stop us from striving for success in both work and as a mother–we want to be able to do them both and do them both well. And if you ask any mom entrepreneur, they’ll probably tell you what they’re doing now is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever done. It’s certainly not easy, but it’s worth it.

I know for a fact that any one solution won’t work for everyone. But I’ve found some common themes among the successful working moms that I know, and here are their 10 tips for being both a terrific mom and business owner.

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1 Anonymous November 2, 2006 at 3:11 pm

I think I could use the tips on organizing! I’m a mom to a 5-month-old, and I work from home as well. Lots of typing with a baby balanced on my knee!

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2 NtycnBoricua November 2, 2006 at 3:15 pm

It’s hard isn’t it? LOL Baby wants to type, grab everything, etc. :D

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3 Almita November 15, 2006 at 10:03 am

I agree with this article, I often experience the guilt that was mentioned here, but I guess thats all a part of multitasking. I think it’s important to try to allocate a specific time during the day to spend quality time with your kids.

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