5 Secrets to balancing family and work

The following is a guest post from Sterling, an intuitive guide and life coach. 

While the joys of parenting can be incredibly rewarding, they can also prove the most challenging. Many of my clients wonder how they can juggle their little bundles of love with a demanding work schedule in the modern world. Below are some tips to help you whistle while you work and keep your family happy. It involves some planning, but its well worth it!


Rise and Shine!

Mornings don’t have to be an overwhelming time. Prepare in advance before you go to bed. Make lunches, pack bags, organize clothes and take a shower the night before. This reduces stress and simplifies the morning, leaving just breakfast and an easy exit.

A is for Apple

Your child is the apple of your eye and during those times when you can’t be with him or her, make sure to find perfect daycare, sitters or nannies that are a good match and who provide beneficial care for growth and learning. Taking time to secure a great match is an enormous investment in your child’s formative years. Knowing they’ll be in the care of adults who enrich their lives will also relieve some guilt for being away from them.

Keep your cool

Work can have a way of working you up. That stress can drain your energy and affect the sensitivities of a child. Why not treat yourself to a weekly massage or a soothing bath when you get home? This will allow you time to unspool the day’s mounting tension, leaving you present, relaxed and happy while you shift into their world. Your behavior has a direct affect on your child and they will follow your lead.

Work it out

Ask your boss for 5 minutes of his or her time and make your needs known by outlining on paper what you specifically require to keep an even keel at work and in the home. Let your employers know that you have certain family responsibilities and see if you can come up with a schedule that enables you to take care of business at work and home.

Dinner in a snap!

Make dinnertime extra time to spend with your family. Prepare 3 meals in advance on Sunday. Salads will last in the refrigerator, while the main dishes will keep in the freezer. On Wednesday, repeat the process by creating 2 more meals, leaving the other 2 dinners to be prepared in the morning in a crockpot. This is a quick way to make sure your kids receive nutritious whole foods, while giving you more quality time to spend with them.

Being the world’s best mom and employee of the year isn’t impossible; it just takes some scheduling, accountability and a little creative effort. Quality time with your child makes all the difference, so keeping televisions and computer activity to a minimum will open up more special time spent together, as well as time out for your needs. Take these tips and you’ll shine like both Lois Lane and Superwoman!


 About Sterling

Sterling has gathered over 20 years of extraordinary experience in the fields of life coaching, psychology and astrology. She formally studied psychology in Dallas, and between 1998-2003, studied advanced personal development at the famed Landmark Education Center in Los Angeles. In 1998, she began her professional career as an astrologer, tarot card reader and life coach. Sterling then developed her unique Art of Manifestation © life coaching program for clients to create and experience outstanding lives. Today, she offers all of her services at Intuitive Life By Sterling, her spiritual life coaching practice in West Hollywood, California and through online, telephone and Skype appointments. Ultimately, Sterling provides caring and passionate psychic guidance, leading clients to the fulfilling, amazing lives that they’ve always intended. To book an appointment with Sterling today, go to: www.intuitivelifebysterling.com

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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