Sometimes our lives can become so busy that it’s hard to find time do everything that needs to be done during the day. As women, we strive to be self-sufficient and independent but when you are a single mom it’s difficult to juggle work and motherhood. Just because you chose to become a mom doesn’t mean that you have to give up your career. There are many resources out there to help you and today we are going to go over some great ways to help you balance work and motherhood.
Lean on Family and Friends
Your family and friends are there to help you with the some of your daily tasks. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help because believe or not they probably want to help you but are just waiting for you to ask. Grandparents are great babysitters for your children and often times they will help watch or care for your child for free.
Create a Schedule and Hire Help
Getting everything accomplished in the day will take some strategic planning on some days but if you make a detailed schedule of everything that you need to do and everything that needs to be done for your child can better asses where during the day you will need help. Once you can narrow down where exactly you need help during the day you can hire a babysitter or a nanny to fill in during the times that you are at work. For example, if your child needs to be picked up from school or a daycare at 3:00 p.m. and you don’t get off of work until 5:00p.m. Then you try and hire someone to help you during these hours.
Enroll In Pre-School Program
Daycare can often be very expensive but one great alternative to daycare is pre-school programs from Smaller Scholars Houston. You will be able to kill two birds with one stone because not only will you be giving your child a jump start on their education but you will also be able to save money on childcare while you are at work.
Try Non-Traditional Jobs
You don’t have to sit in an office Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 in order to have a successful career. There are many different employment opportunities available to us today that offer flexible schedules or non-traditional work schedules. For example, if you work as a caregiver you can work twelve hours a day, four days a week and then you would have three days off. This would allow you to have quality time with your child and have a very successful career.