The Balance and Guilt of a Working Mom

A toss up exists between working too much as a mother and not spending time with your kids. I hear about it all the time. “You work too much” or “You need to spend more time with your kid” or “I would never put my kid in daycare.”

Why are we so hard on and judgemental toward one another? It shouldn’t matter if a mom works or not. It doesn’t matter if she works from home or has a corporate job. Let me tell you, I’ve been on all ends of the spectrum and it’s HARD no matter what you do. Ultimately, it’s your decision and no one should tell you how to live your life.

I feel guilty sometimes because I have to work, but I need to hang with my son. Even after a productive day… the mom truth is that it is hard, even working for myself. The work and home balance is a constant juggle. I feel bad letting my autistic child watch tv when I need to answer clients. I feel a pang of guilt when I need to clear my mind.

I have to work. In fact, I am a bit of a workaholic. But only because, at the end of the day, I need to work. If I don’t work, I can’t focus to do anything. Something about being able to provide for my family and still be a mom helps center me. I tried the stay-at-home mom life and didn’t have my son in daycare. I’ve tried on many hats, but you have to find a balance between you, work, and raising a family. Add being a wife to the list, too. Let’s not forget about that. Finding that harmony proves tough and I am here to tell you there isn’t one right way. You simply learn to adapt and overcome. Stop judging other moms or wishing you had her life. Nothing worth having in life is easy.

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The Top 8 Books to Have For Entrepreneurs

I don’t know about you but I never really liked reading until I got older. I started to read more when I became an entrepreneur and needed to learn more and listen to other people’s experiences. This has been so great, and I love being able to relate to these books. I put together a list of my favorite books, which ones do you like or have you read?

  1. http://amzn.to/2GjBjZO The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
  2. http://amzn.to/2EbjpI5 How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  3. http://amzn.to/2E94Swj How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything
  4. http://amzn.to/2DG2wbC You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
  5. http://amzn.to/2Bu0F3o She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
  6. http://amzn.to/2EbjDip The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur
  7. http://amzn.to/2DMchnE You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  8. http://amzn.to/2Bu6H4h You Are a Badass 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar

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5 ways to change your daily routine

Are you not happy with where your time has been going lately? There once was a time when I felt like I could get everything done and then some. Lately that has not been the case by any means. I have really force feed myself to get things done and I am wondering why.. Things have of course changed! Being a wife and mother is no easy task. I literally have to take notes of things to get done such as laundry.

I have decided to find out where my time is really going.. I promised myself that I would now start to have a schedule and stick to it. I have had major anxiety over the last couple of months and I realized that in order to motivate myself and get in the frame of mind that I need to be, I need to manage my time and set schedules and set goals.

The problem is that when you work from home you realize it is harder than you think. When you have a toddler or dog running around you forget things. When the laundry is over flowing full of stuff, do you do that or work? These are all things that run through my head constantly. I have to dedicate time to certain projects throughout the day or else nothing will get done and my anxiety will increase.

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I get so distracted easily these days.. I sit in my home office and want to decorate my walls, like really!? I need to stay focused and it is super hard sometimes. Just like anything we need to stick to it and get a schedule going. I am sharing with y’all my schedule… and how I am getting motivated and going. YES there are time slots for lunch, dinner, meds, etc. I have alerts because y’all I am that forgiving these days. And it IS okay!

  1. Set food breaks!! This is a MUST. Get out if you need to..
  2. Hire a Nanny or daycare.. This is A MUST.! I have antonio in daycare three days a week. Those three days are dedicated to work! The other two are dedicated to mommy and antonio!
  3. Set Goals for the week. Set personal and business goals for the week. IF you need to do laundry but have a huge deadline, manage the time efficiently.
  4.  Ignore social media. Only go on social media if you need to post things, then GET OFF IT. This KILLS time y’all! Set social media schedules if you need to (Facebook 10 minutes, etc).
  5. Wake up earlier. I wake up earlier than anyone in my house. I have to unload the dishwasher get ready for antonio to wake up, etc. AND eat breakfast. I can get a lot done before anyone else wakes up!

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