Tips From Superwoman
Last week we saw that superwoman doesn't do it all. Still, she does a LOT! Today she shares her tips on successfully juggling work and family.
I stay organized. We lay out clothes for school, pack up the backpacks with snacks, sit out the breakfast bowls, and make the coffee the night before. I plan our dinner meals two weeks out and grocery shop accordingly.
I leave work early. Last year I started leaving work at 4:00 so I could pick up the kids and get started with homework early-starting at 6:15 was too hectic.
My husband and I work as a team. Working parents have to be a team or there cannot be a healthy balance. My husband is great at accommodating my work schedule and visa-versa. If I need to work late, he jumps in and handles dinner and homework with the kids. He even throws in a load of laundry every once in awhile!
Sometimes we feel guilty spending too much time at work. Sometimes we feel guilty taking off work to attend a child's school function. For many of us this organization plan may seem like too much effort. It is a lot of effort, but here is how organization at home can payoff at work: "Prioritizing my family and keeping our home life running smoothly actually allows me to work more efficiently during the day, because I'm not worried about things like what I am making for dinner."
There are a lot of Superwomen reading this today. Will you share your tips on how you do it all?