Work­ing mom tips

Three su­per­heroes, aka work­ing moms, share how they man­age.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Work/Smart Leaps -

“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

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