Working mom tips
Three superheroes, aka working moms, share how they manage.
“I had mixed feelings about going back to work after having Jorja (eight months). More adult time was exciting, but I also didn’t want to miss out on any milestones. My solution came with the help of an amazing nanny and family: I’m a GLAMOUR girl in the mornings and a mom in the afternoons. Friends, neighbours, parents… don’t be afraid to ask for help! I’ve also made sure that I’m organised. For example, I use the time when Jorja is sleeping, to clean, cook and make lists.” – Staci, 30, managing editor
“Choosing the right partner is my absolute key! I know this isn’t automatic for everyone, but it’s made all the difference to have a husband who is hands-on when it comes to raising our six-year-old son, Sebastian. I love my job, but it would be impossible to work the long hours, attend events and travel without knowing Sebastian is taken care of. As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work!” – Tania, 35, fashion assistant
“My demanding job and the long work hours can create enormous guilt, so my solution is to switch off completely when I get home, so that I can focus fully on my 18-year-old daughter, Thando. I also make sure that we have mother and daughter dates over weekends. It’s vital for children to know that they are just as important as your job.” – Nombuso, 42, accredited training provider