As a working mom, in a household with two working parents, there are a lot of things in my life that I let slide. What I mean is if I had more time (and money) I would do a lot more things in my daily life. But then I’d have to do a lot less as well – as in work less hours!
I thought it would be fun to share my Working Mom’s Wish List with you all.
Getting my eyebrows done.
For a short while I was having regular face waxes from Jenn at Cove Esthetics. She is wonderful and she does a “Perfect Brow” that is amazing – as long as you go routinely. Sadly, I don’t feel like my skin care/appearance is more important than doing laundry, or tidying up at home.
Because of that I don’t look after my appearance well enough (or frequently enough) to stick to a waxing schedule. Also, money.
Getting more exercise.
While I do manage to sneak some active time into my weeks, I have really fallen off with this. I do take a weekly ballet class (when I’m not on for looking after the kids that night) as well as try to take a walk on my lunch break twice a week, but I feel like I could slip some more short exercise bursts into my day.
Related: Read about my foray into adult ballet, and how I felt after taking classes for a year.
Spending more time with my kids.
This one is a given, though I do find I lose my mind a bit if I spend too much “unplanned” time with the kids. You know, just being at home and doing nothing.
When I’m at home I feel pressure to be doing laundry and cleaning up non stop. That means I have a hard time just letting the kids be kids – make a mess, fight with each other, play with 3 different things at the same time, and so on. So while I would love to spend more time with them, I often need to have some sort of plan in place, often with an activity that takes us out of the house for a bit!
Work less while still maintaining my level of income. (Or make more money, which would be amazing!)
I’m (very, very) slowly working on this. With my blog I am able to get some items to review – for free – that I would otherwise be buying for myself or the girls. Foodstuffs and clothes are my favourite things to get in exchange for reviews. Also when I can score some travel help (like a hotel stay or admission to an attraction) that is so amazing. While I am finding a few paid blogging gigs, my following is still very small for many brands to be interested in working with me.
Related: I’m branching out to and learning about Facebook Ads. (I need a few clients to help me get my feet under me, so if you would like to try out an ad for your business or blog, please contact me!) & A Modern Mom’s Life does reviews!
Much like spending time with my kids, I DEFINITELY don’t make enough time to visit with my girlfriends. Part of the problem here is that I don’t have a lot of close girlfriends (if any really) and those I do know all have kids and busy schedules. And also like my first wish (keeping tidy eyebrows) I don’t place much importance on spending time on myself – which includes my friends. I know this is totally wrong and I should make the time to look after myself, but it’s hard to make that a priority.
What would you put on your working mom’s wish list? Leave me a note in the comments – I love to hear from other working moms! And if you’re interested in being in my Working Moms Series, contact me for more information. I’m always on the lookout for more amazing ladies to feature!