Being a mom boss requires massive juggling skills (and super powers) to get everything done without losing your brains most nights of the week. It might seem overwhelming, but with some guidance – it’s definitely manageable!
Here are some tips to help all my working moms get their home life as boss like as their work life.
Get Organized (and Stay Organized!)
Start with understanding what you need, where you need to be, what appointments you have, what major work projects are taking place and then schedule it all in your calendar. Put literally everything in there and add your husband, nanny, in-laws, mom, caretaker, and dogsitter to all of their calendar events.
Ladies – who has time to wash their hair and blow it out every single morning? Dry shampoo is literally a godsend in my world and saves me a solid 40 mins of crimping every morning. Everyone has their own beauty routine, but I’ve never met a girl who couldn’t use a quicker way to fix their hair in the morning. I’m also a huge fan of no-crease hair ties and oil blotting papers (they’re not just for your face!).
Sunday Meal Prepping
Sundays are no longer just for sleeping in and brunches – they are the optimal time to get prepped for the week with your entire family. A huge part of that is prepping meals, which can really suck a lot of valuable time out of your week. No one likes the stress of sitting in a 3pm meeting worrying about what you’re going to cook when you get home. With meal prepping, you can not only map out a menu for the week, but make sure all of that annoying chopping, marinating, and mixing is taken care of beforehand.
Wake Up Before the Kids
Whether you like it or not, the wee hours of the morning might be your only option for me-time. If you are like me you can barely get anything done for yourself after you get home from work and the house is bustling. Schedule your workouts, meditation, and self-care time before the rest of the family is awake.
This way, not only are you getting a bit of a head start, but you’re actively carving out time to make sure your needs are met. Even with the best of intentions, that 30 min block you have on your calendar for some alone time is constantly in jeopardy of being booked
Balance Work and Play
Schedule time with friends, your hubby, or just for some solo pampering ahead of time. It’s important for you and your family’s sanity! Book your nail appointments, kickboxing classes, hair touchups, date nights, and brunch with the girls ahead of time to not only make sure you have the time – but that you remember!
Taking time to pamper yourself might feel selfish – but trust me, your kids with thank you! You should never feel bad about self-care, especially when you’re overloaded with responsibilities. How can you expect to be the best mother, wife, and boss you can be without first doing what makes you happy! Striking that perfect balance will make you the best version of you – which is something your family will love!
Communicate With Your Team
Let your colleagues know that you also have obligations outside of work and have to be on mom-duty, so scheduling 5:30 meetings just won’t work most of the time. Setting expectations around calendar etiquette and availability is incredibly important for the busy momboss – it’s okay to reject a meeting invite if you have mommy obligations to attend to!
The key is communication – letting your team know when they can book your time and when they can’t. There’s nothing wrong with picking back up your work when the kids go down to knock out emails and get that project done before deadline, so don’t feel guilty about blocking meetings after 5pm.
Remember – You’re Amazing
You’re a super mom. No matter how you’re feeling or what’s going on in your life – reminding yourself that you’re awesome is so important! When you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, just take a breath and remember that you can do this! Having a mantra can be helpful, or just getting up every morning and striking your favorite power pose!
Whatever it is – rock it, girl! None of these other tips matter without confidence and every single one of you deserves it. So make those to-do lists, prep those meals, schedule those meeting – and at the end of the day, remind yourself how awesome you are.