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Are you a mum who sets yourself crazy high standards? It takes a lot to be the amazing, domestic goddess and a career high flyer too are. Here are some tips to help you become an even more successful working mum, without reaching the limit (if you have more tips – send them in – sharing is caring).
Minimise the housework
No – that isn’t a joke. We all know that one thing that is constant is the housework, but you have to be smart about it, so it doesn’t take over your entire life outside work, your days off or your weekend. If you’ve heard the term, ‘little and often’, now’s the time to put it into practice. Set drills everyday for 15 minutes to half an hour – whatever works for you – and blitz through the workload. It’s a fun drill you can use with the children – nothing like working against the clock to see how much you ca all do together.
Get on top of your home admin
Opening letters when you get home is probably the last thing you want to do when you walk through your front door. However, procrastination means that you’ll get letters pilling up, creating more work for you to do. If you blitz through the letters and junk mail, shred them (if possible) you can avoid creating a massive pile of paperwork to work through.
This probably won’t be the first place you are reading this, and that’s because it’s true. While it can feel like there’s too much to keep on top off on social media, WhatsApp and everything else that technology has us doing these days, switching off is not only good for our health but also for the family dynamic. Switch off.
Get some help
If you can afford it, get some help. Cleaners, an ironing service (so many of them are popping up all over the place) a tutor, if you need an extra pair of hands to help you with the children and so on.
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Founder and editor of www.motherswhowork.co.uk, a mother of two wonderful children, wife, entrepreneur (check out www.geekschool.co.uk) and journalist.