Some people think that motherhood is just a nice vacation. You don’t have to get up early to go to work, you can stay at home and relax…
Well, guess, I’m happy some people still think that I’m chilling and relaxing at home. While my kids somehow get educated, fed, dressed, walked… and my house just self cleans…
Oh and I just burn all my laundry and buy new clothes. That’s how my kids look so clean all the time. 😉
And if you are a working mom… It’s somehow expected, that you have to do the same amount of work while changing diapers and breastfeeding… Keeping balance between motherhood and work is a true talent. Which I, personally, don’t have. But with these priceless tips and tricks, every mommy can manage to keep a perfect ZEN!
1. Planning a day schedule.
I know it sounds almost impossible, when you have a month old baby. Though, trust me – it is real. And even more, it is going to work!
First and foremost, separate your working time and your family time. Don’t try to check your emails or make calls while you breastfeed or make dinner. Use your baby’s nap time as your work time. Be strict.
As some newborns can have a real short naps, you can’t afford to waste time looking for files, sorting through junk mail or even finding a pen. Keep everything clean and organized from the start.
3. Forget about regular office hours.
Think nap to nap, not 9 to 6. Prioritize appointments that need to be done in person during day time hours. But e-maisl, filing and reading can be done at any hour of the day or night.
4. Don’t play Supermom.
Let’s face it, you might need help with something. Spot that “something” and think how your husband or your family can help you. Or may be you just need to understand, that you don’t have to bake brownies from scratch and knit scarves.
5. Spend some time for yourself.
How can you read your favorite book or have a bubble bath when you need to cook dinner or do laundry? I’ve got the answer! Easily! If you plan your personal time in advance. Of course, there are always emergencies. But try to stick to your plan no matter what. You can always order take out or use laundry service. 😉