Having It All – Welcome To the Series
Have you considered buying a Swiffer Wet-Jet, Clorox Wipes, or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to save time on housecleaning? Do you have Pocket, Cozi, and Dragon installed on your iPhone to make sure you are multi-tasking efficiently and managing your family’s calendar? Do you have a board on Pinterest that includes “52 meals in 12 minutes or less” and “100 Easy Dinner Ideas?”
You are a woman on the treadmill of life; juggling a career and a family. You are running yourself ragged and wonder how you will get it all done. There are not enough hours in the day and you find yourself falling into bed each night exhausted.
You may have chosen to work outside of the home because of the great satisfaction it brings you or you may have to work outside of the home to make ends meet. Either way there is still a home to keep up, a family to look after, and only 24 hours in the day. The plethora of do it quicker, faster, easier products is a symptom of the stress and strain we feel in cramming our home lives into the few hours we have after work. I think it is time we fixed that.
This series of posts has come out of a conversation I had with another working mother. We are both entrepreneurs, we have both previously worked in the corporate world, and we both have realized that “having it all” is an ideal we haven’t been able to live up to. I will be sharing my ideas on the shift our thinking needs to take. My blog posts (once a month for this topic) will include how our idea of home has gone awry, the ideals we try to live up to, and ways we can create homes that support our life pursuits not become them.
So welcome to this series! Tell me if this sounds like you and how you are managing the chaos.
Here are three other articles related to “Having It All”:
From Forbes magazine – Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out at Work By 30
From Psychology Today magazine – The Work Life/Balance Myth
From Working Mother blog – Letting Go of Stress for the Working Mother
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