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The Working Mom’s Handbook

Across Canada, working moms juggle hectic schedules everyday. Read on to learn more about balancing your work and home life with these helpful tips.

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1. Weeknight Meals

Meals are often the first thing to be neglected when life gets too busy. To avoid skipping out on a home-cooked meal, try some quick dinners every night of the week. They won’t take long to make and taste great, too. And don’t think quick meals can’t be healthy meals. You can always prepare tasty and healthy meals no matter how busy your workday is with simple recipe ideas.

 

(Photo: PR Photos / Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of “I Don’t Know How She Does It” – September 2011

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2. Grooming

The busy working mom works hard. So hard sometimes, she may even forget to spend a little bit of time taking care of herself. When it comes to skincare, hairstyles or beauty tricks to help you look less tired, or just feel better about yourself, there’s always time for supermoms to take care of themselves inside and out.

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3. Cleaning and Organization

Cleaning is definitely not the most enjoyable activity. Share your cleaning and errands with the kids to get through your chores quickly and spend time with your family at the same time. Or better yet, learn how to save time with your every day household chores.

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4. Kid Getaways

Travelling with the kids can be a fun yet stressful time. For your next vacation, try visiting a spot that’s ideal for families. With activities for both kids and parents, it’ll make your vacation much more enjoyable. If you’re travelling with toddlers, read up on these tips to make the vacation as simple and as fun as can be.

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5. Sleep

Busy moms can often lose out in the sleep department. Whether you need to learn about the secrets to better sleep or eliminate fatigue, everything you need for a better night’s rest is available right here on readersdigest.ca.