Kristin from Mango Calla Lily is a full-time mum with a beautiful toddler girl.
She likes to make people laugh and support them with her Working Mom Tips from A to Z.
Always believe in yourself – you can be a working mom!
Be on top of your work at all times, in case something comes up with your child and you need to be out of the office
Consider yourself, and what you can handle before taking on too much
Determine a schedule that suits you and your family best
Expect to be overwhelmed as you settle into life as a working mom
Find a great daycare, one that instantly makes you feel comfortable and secure
Go check out each daycare; observe it while children are there to get a true feeling for the care setting
Have a cup of tea or coffee at work every morning, and sip it slowly – just because you can!
Investigate as many daycares as you need until you find the right one
Juggling your tasks is necessary; just don’t take on more than you can handle
Know you are still the most important person in your child’s life, and they will light up when you pick them up at the end of the day!
Learn from other mom friends who have gone back to work already; seek their advice, wisdom and tips for working mom success
Make the best of your time at work so you feel accomplished and rewarded
Never let anyone tell you how much you can or can’t handle – it’s up to you!
Openly communicate with your boss; employees, daycare and family to ensure your transition, and working mom lifestyle are manageable
Plan fun weekend adventures with your family, making the most of your time together
Quickly establish your working routine, and be honest about what you can handle, and what you can’t
Reveal your fears and concerns to your partner, family or friends – talking about it will make you feel much better
Spend your non-working hours with your child! Make the best of that time.
Take time for yourself as necessary; take a class at the gym, go see a movie, have a drink with friends. You deserve it!!
Understand your limits!
Vow to put your family needs first
Week-by-week – take each week as it goes; things will change as you settle back to work, and your child changes and grows
eXamine your schedule after a month of being back to work to ensure its working for you; if it’s not, explore how you can make changes
Yes, you can handle it all!
eZee – go easy on yourself; and just enjoy the ride
Kristin is a working mum and raising the two sweetest little girls. In her spare time, Kristin is a part-time Masters student, College instructor and tea connoisseur who is always looking for something new and fun to do.
Life is anything but slow for Kristen. She manages the juggle with help from a supportive family and a fresh attitude.
She blogs because she likes to make people smile.