When my oldest son was born, I vividly remember holding him in my arms in the hospital and feeling myself changed as a person. Motherhood changes all of us, and while I expected the change in perspective, the softening of my personality, I wasn’t prepared for something else that tends to come with motherhood too – the guilt.
Stephanie Marston is one of the foremost work/life stress experts and she’s created an online program called 30 Days to Sanity to help you learn to manage the stress that you have in your life and find some balance. The program is talks a lot about work/life balance so it’s best for either working moms or work at home moms, but the tips can be used by anyone who needs to do more than just get through the day.
Far too many people dislike the work they do. It doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, we all have an array of expenses to cover, but there’s no need to sacrifice your time and ultimately your happiness doing something you don’t love! Whether you work outside of the home and have a strong desire to be at home or you work from home and you don’t love what you’re doing, you can find that dream job that allows you more time with your family, a paycheck and great pleasure – or at least you can create it!
You hear this phrase a lot as a mom. It usually comes from someone trying to sell you something. Or someone who doesn’t have kids yet. They generally scrunch up their face like they are talking to something absolutely squeeze-it’s-cheeks adorable before they say it. Then it comes: “Being a mom is the hardest job in the world”.