My dear colleague Caitlin Friedman, co-author with Kimberly Yorio of the popular Girls Guide series (The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business, The Girl’s Guide to Being a Boss (without Being a Bi.tch), The Girl’s Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear) has just written a fantastic new book: “The Girl’s Guide to Being a Working Mom: Happy at Work, Happy at Home.” (Broadway)
I have read them all and have found them to be extremely useful (disclosure, I contributed money tips to this one and the first one). They are super resourceful with a modern voice that represent today’s woman. Caitlin and Kimberly shared a few motivating and resourceful tips from their new book with me. They spoke to me immediately! Pick up your Girl’s Guide.
- Let go of working mom guilt because it doesn’t do anyone any good and it makes it hard to be 100% present at home or at work.
- Start delegating to your staff and your spouse—you can’t do it all and you shouldn’t have to do it all (even if you are better at a lot of it).
- Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can.
- Accept that you and your life is a work in progress so your needs, desires, fears, goals are constantly shifting all of these changes go into high gear once you become a mother.
- Help make your company, family friendly by supporting the mothers you work with.
- Buy yourself something occasionally. No one is going to do it for you. Keep it to a specific dollar amount so you stay in your budget, but you deserve a treat.