Being a working mum is a juggling act that requires careful balance and prioritization. In this blog post, we explore the challenges faced by working mothers and provide practical tips on how to manage both career and motherhood effectively with Jodi Geddes, co-founder Circle In.

The Challenges of Balancing Work and Motherhood

Balancing work and motherhood comes with its own set of challenges. From the guilt of missing out on important moments with your children to the pressure of meeting deadlines at work, working mums often find themselves pulled in multiple directions.

Tips for Managing the Mental Load of Motherhood

One of the biggest challenges for working mums is managing the mental load of motherhood. This includes everything from remembering doctor’s appointments to organizing childcare. To manage this, it’s important to delegate tasks and ask for help when needed. Creating a support system of family and friends can also help lighten the load.

Building a Supportive Workplace for Working Parents

A supportive workplace can make all the difference for working parents. Employers can help by offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work or flexible hours. Providing access to childcare resources and paid parental leave can also make it easier for working mums to balance their responsibilities at work and at home.

Setting Boundaries and Prioritizing Tasks

Setting boundaries is key to managing both career and motherhood. This includes setting aside dedicated time for work and family, and learning to say no to things that don’t align with your priorities. By prioritizing tasks and focusing on what’s most important, working mums can avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Redefining Success as a Working Mum

Success looks different for every working mum, and it’s important to redefine what success means to you. Whether it’s achieving a work-life balance that works for your family or pursuing a career that fulfills you, success is about finding what works best for you and your family.

Being a working mum is no easy feat, but with the right strategies and support, it is possible to manage both career and motherhood successfully. By setting boundaries, managing the mental load, and redefining success, working mums can find balance and fulfillment in both their professional and personal lives.



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