In today’s current economic climate, it is almost always necessary for families to have two incomes. Over the past two years, there has been a steady increase in the number of working women. This has forced more and more women to face a very real problem – there are only 24 hours in a day and none of us have a clone. As women’s issues go, dealing with the stress and workload of being a working mom doesn’t often get press, but it should. Today’s working moms are putting in more hours than ever before as they attempt to balance their home life, their work life, their children, and their spouses.
As mom’s, to some extent, we must do it all. Going back to work after we have children does little to change this attitude. If anything, it only makes it worse. We still want to prepare meals, go to soccer practice, and spend quality time with our spouses, but as our days get stretched thinner and thinner, we often are left wondering just how much sleep we actually must have.
Before you get to the point where you want to tear your husband’s leg hair out, you should take a few minutes to step back and reconsider. What things are you doing that could delegate? How often do you find yourself going behind your spouse when he has tried to help with the chores? Are there things that you can give up doing? You may find that be readjusting your priorities you can place yourself to live life instead of sleepwalk through it.