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Are you a career oriented woman who also happens to be a parents? If you’re, you may be dealing with a number of different issues. Many women, just like yourself, find it somewhat difficulty to balance having a career and a family. While it is more than possible to do both, it can be overwhelming at times.

One of the many issue surrounding working mother is that hey don not know how to balance their time. Mothers who need to work or finish on upcoming project often do so, but they occasionally feel guilty about missing out on quality time with their children or their romantic partner. It can also be the other way around, as well. Many working mothers are afraid to, essentially, put their family first in certain situations, in fear of losing their job.

One of the many ways that you can go about balancing a family and a career is by setting aside for the both your family and your important career. For instance, if at all possible, you will try to establish hours just for work or work related task. If you have to work overtime, do so, especially if your job is at risk. That is often what is difficult for many mothers, when relying on their income, it can be fearful to put work second.  With that in mind, it is important that you leave work at work. This gives you the opportunity to put your family first, especially when you are at home with them.

As with having a set hour for work, it is also advised that you set create schedule for your family time as well. While your days don’t have to be planned our hour by hour, it is nice to have at least develop a little schedule. This schedule could include days in the month when you may want to go out with the children, maybe take a trip with them or days that you may want to spend visiting family. By having your plans already made and in place, you are more likely to follow through with them. Your family, including your children and your partner, will likely be pleased with this follow through.

Being a wife and mother comes with multi-facet responsibilities. Apart from spending time with your children, you to do the grocery shopping, the preparation of family meals, as well as house cleaning. To reduce the stress associated with many of these tasks, as we as give your more quality time to spend with your family, you may want to consider hiring assistance. Whether you choose to hire a nanny, professional housekeeper or weekend assistance would depend on your family situations but this might free up some quality time for you.

The above mentioned points are just a few of the many ways that you can go about balancing a career and family. Although it may seem impossible to do right now, especially if you just recently got a new job and or had your first child, it is still possible for to have a great career, as well as happy and healthy family life at home.

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