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Working moms can’t have it all – but they can have this instead

So many women today were raised believing that one day we could have it all, that we could do it all. But what is that isn’t really true? What is working moms can’t have it all? What do we do instead? Can we still find happiness? Live a balanced and fulfilled life? Here are 8 reasons we can’t have it all (backed by science) and 6 things you can do to improve your work-life balance.

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9 Lessons From Running That Result in Better Balance as a Working Mom

Working moms are always in a rush. We are constantly on the go and many of us feel constantly behind. But life is a marathon, not a sprint. To create a life we love, to have a work-life balance that makes us happy, we need to slow down and see the bigger picture. What are the lessons we can learn from running to remind us to think of our life as a marathon not a sprint.

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3 fascinating tips and research to empower working moms to have better work-life balance

Most of the dialogue around work-life balance focuses on things that are out of your control (workplace policies, support work environments, who you marry, a great support system). Emphasizing these aspects of work-life balance is essential in the long-term, but does not provide answers for working moms who feel overworked, overtired, and overwhelmed. How can we empower you, working mothers who are striving to make a good life for yourselves and your families?

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Unleash your creative problem solving to improve you work-life balance

Do you feel like all you do is problem solve? You are carrying this huge mental load that you just can’t release? What if you could approach problem solving in a totally new way to improve your work-life balance? First principle thinking is a great way to come up with amazing solutions to regular working mom problems - like creating a great schedule.

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How marital conflict can contribute to work-life balance: 5 tips to make arguments more productive

Are you sweeping your arguments under the rug? Imagine one spouse is fed up that there always seems to be dishes piling up in the sink despite the fact that they feel like they are constantly washing dishes. They see their partner put another dish in the sink and an argument ensues. The first partner attacks: “You never do the dishes” and the other gets defensive: “Maybe if I wasn’t so busy doing all of our laundry, I would have time to do the dishes!”. You get the idea. How could you make this argument more productive?

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7 Hacks to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Your Mental Load

Working moms carry this huge mental load. It’s exhausting. It’s overwhelming. It’s stressful. It’s endless. So how do you overcome overwhelm and ease your mental load? How do you get a better work-life balance? It’s time to get back to your values. Then follow these 7 hacks to simplify your life.

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3 Steps to shed your armor and live an authentic life

I carry around so much armor. You would never know (or I think you would never know because I have a smile on my face and positivity in what I say), but I have built up shields of armor I carry everywhere. Slowly I’ve been stripping them away. The past few weeks felt intense and draining. But today it feels like it’s all coming together. Today, it feels like I left my armor at home and it was surprisingly amazing. 

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Struggling with self-esteem? Show yourself some LOVE

One of the most common concerns clients have shared with me through the years is “low self-esteem”. In recent years however, I have found it more worthwhile to focus on self-acceptance than self-esteem. What’s the difference? Self-esteem encourages us to focus on the qualities we like about ourselves. Certainly not a bad idea. But what about the qualities we don’t like? Self-acceptance has us to look at our whole selves and therefore, carries less judgment. This is who I am, and I’m OK with that.

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To busy moms, you are a silent superhero – the kind that everyone benefits from but no one realizes is even there

You are a silent superhero – the kind that everyone benefits from but no one realizes is even there. You are a silent superhero. The kind of superhero that finds solutions, prevents problems, helps everything run smoothly, and does all of these things without others recognizing or even noticing.. You have different kinds of superhero powers – they make you almost invisible - but they are still there. You are just a silent superhero - the kind that might go unnoticed, the unsung hero. 

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What do you lie about? This is what those lies say about your work-life balance

I came across one called “what do you lie about?”.  It intrigued me. I think of myself as a pretty honest person, someone who tells the truth and is authentic with others and myself. I wondered – what do I lie about? As I listened, I immediately realized that what we lie about is a HUGE clue about how your life and values don’t align. Living your values is essential for feeling work-life balance, but understanding your true values is hard, REALLY hard.

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When you are a working mom and your child gets sick

The dreaded call comes in – it’s daycare, my son is sick. I get off the phone and feel panicky. I open my calendar. There is no way I can leave today, I have 2 important client meetings and my monthly meeting with my boss. It feels like my boys are never sick when I have a contingency plan, but when I don't expect it - that's when it happens. That's why it's so important to have a plan.

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What happened when I found out my colleague was paid 47% more than me

Things were going well. My second child, a rainbow baby was almost a year old. Then, by accident, I found out I was vastly underpaid. My counterpart, a woman who had a similar job to mine made 47% more money than I did. I was shocked. I was angry. After a few weeks,I started doing the thing I do best – I started reading everything I could about women, leadership, pay, and careers.

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This is way more important than New Year's Resolutions

Did you know that 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions? You don’t want to be one of them! Great news, the research is clear and tells you exactly what you need to do. It’s important to have goals – big aspirations. But that’s not enough, to achieve those goals you need to change your habits. If you can create daily habits that help you reach your goals you are on a clear path to success.

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