42 Rules for Working Moms. Practical, Funny Advice for by Laura Lowell

By Laura Lowell

Written by way of genuine operating mothers, forty two principles for operating mothers (2nd variation) is a compilation of humorous sensible recommendation on the way to live to tell the tale as a "working mom". those genuine lifestyles studies are enjoyable, own and certain to be preferred via operating mothers far and wide. long gone are the sugar-coated nicey-nice photos you simply cannot relate to. In forty two ideas of operating mothers (2nd Edition), Laura Lowell brings jointly a various workforce of operating mothers: various cultures, industries, a while, relationships and views. The participants own years of expertise balancing their own lives. they arrive jointly to percentage their richly deserved classes with different operating mothers.

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My mom, also a working mom, always told me that it takes more energy to be angry and hold a grudge than it does to forgive and forget. Using that principle here, it is obvious that it takes far more energy to be a guilty mom than a loving one. I do not know any working moms with energy to spare. Life is short, and our time is limited. If we let the guilt creep in, we will miss out on the “quality time” and the best aspects of being a working mom. To be a successful working mom, you must do your best at work, and do your best at home.

And I have to do it over and over and over. When I’m with the kids and I start thinking about issues at work, I take a few deep breaths and focus on this precious time with my children. When I’m present, it becomes obvious what the current moment is about and how to go into the next moment. Whether it’s skipping bath time because the spontaneous music time is magical or meeting with a key employee because they feel there is something important to discuss, being present allows me to be tuned into what is needed in the moment.

Take nature walks and join them on the jungle gym. ” • Let your kids exercise with you. Hold your baby while doing wall sits; invest in a jogging stroller; put your toddler on your shoulders and do walking lunges or hoist her over your head a few times. Physical fitness and the benefits that come with it require you to be physical. Start by making positive changes to your day that get you moving and smiling. Free yourself from preconceived notions about “working out,” and you will find yourself more fit, creative and successful, both in your challenges at work and at home.

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