The following post is by contributor Christen Babb of Nurture Baby.
For many parents today, financial pressures continue to mount while the economy continues its lethargic recovery. Whether you’ve gone back to work full or part-time, away or at home, a paradigm change is created.
We’re challenged to balance our families’ changing schedules and demanding jobs while maintaining our sanity. Most of us already know the importance of staying organized, getting help from people you trust, and learning when to “unplug.”
But what other practical measures can we implement to relax and enjoy our families while at home?
This is current struggle of mine, as I have gone back to work full time and with two young children at home. In fact, it seems ironic that I speak from any position of authority, while frantically schlepping a breast-pump on a cross-country business trip and struggling to schedule meetings around doctor’s appointments, ballet classes, and preschool functions.
However, I do hope to leave you with some practical coping techniques to help create rhythm in your busy work-life schedule. I also hope to hear from you and encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comments.