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Working Mothers and Balance

What's the Hardest Part About Balancing Career and Kids?

A working mama is hardly ever off the clock. Though there are plenty of tips, apps, and products designed to make a WOHM's life easier, it's tough. Some women feel guilty for not staying home with their kids while others love the benefits of a profession Either way, the mamas have to figure out how to get everything taken care of at the office and at home! What do you think is the toughest part?

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erniew erniew 5 years
Realizing that there is no balance is the first step in recognizing and accepting how challenging it is to be a mom/have a career. I work from home, with 3 kids 5 and under. Except for the few hours the two oldest are at school, I have no time to cohesively manage my life, my home or my relationships. I am trying to control things less and just go with the flow. Be less temperamental and irritated and more relaxed/in tune with what is happening right at that moment. This is a battle I cannot win in the short run. Hopefully I can win the war!
Deidre Deidre 5 years
The commute on the train -- I can't be productive with work stuff (I don't have a work laptop), and it's also not time spent with my kid. I'm working on trying to relax and think of it as me time. But when a train is late or has an issue, it's really frustrating to be delayed from picking up my daughter.
Moms Moms 5 years
I think the hardest part of being a working mom is when you've worked everything out and go into the day thinking it's going to be pretty seamless and then something happens and it all goes haywire. A mother's ability to adapt is amazing!
akseymour akseymour 5 years
I think the toughest part of being a working mom is trying to find balance. It's hard to be up all night with a sick child and then be coherent at work. It's also hard to have a stressful day at work and separate that from your kids when you get home.
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