Being a parent is incredibly challenging, whether you are able to stay at home or trying to balance work and family life. It takes a lot of juggling, self-love, forgiveness, and patience to keep it all going.
As a single, working mom of three, I've had to develop a new relationship with time. Initially, my approach was to compartmentalize it, and as a result, feelings of not being "enough," or spreading myself too thin and not being present for my kids crept in, making it hard to enjoy successes in any arena.
So, I took a deep breath and tried a different approach. As I let go of self-imposed restrictions and ideas of what was "supposed" to be, I started to notice that it was possible—and even beneficial—to see time as more flexible and filled with opportunities to create connections and strengthen our relationships.
Read on for advice on how to spend your time more wisely, making sure to delegate some for work, self-care, your kids' needs, and maybe a bit of play!