Saturday, August 16, 2008

Working Mother Strategies.

All parents work, of course, and staying at home with a demanding baby or toddler is equally, if not more, taxing than going back to your old job. There are new skills to be learned, but no one around to train you. Added to that, there is no recognition of the hard work being done, and not a salary cheque in sight. It's not all about money, of course, but in today's world, dropping one person's income is often more than a couple embarking on a life together can absorb. And while full-time parenting is doubtless the most satisfying job in the world at times, it is one that fewer and fewer women are doing, as the opportunities that are open to working parents increase. There has never been a better time to consider being a working parent.

1.Invest and buy a daily journal booklet or an electronic palm top or PDA
2.Have a plan the week before on the major and minor activities of your week ahead of time
3.Then following your planner,it will help you direct your energies on major events then when you are done with that you can now handle the minor ones
Strategies to Use:
Learn to say NO at times when you can't take anymore work from colleagues,friends or family.Remember you are not superwoman.
Try and Plan two events that can be managed at the same time in such a way that you use one stone to kill two birds.

Happy Parenting!

1 comment:

Jessica Morris said...

Hi! I found your blog through ehow! I just wanted to say hi :)
I saw you live in Nigeria - I visited that country four years ago. I loved it there!