Balancing Act: How To Have Your Family And A Successful Career

March 19, 2013  |  


Wonder Woman may have looked fabulous in her superhero corset, but she didn’t have to deal with the demands of modern society. Statistically speaking, women earn 20 percent less than their male counterparts and have to hustle to make it up the corporate ladder. In the same breath, we are wives and mothers with a responsibility and strong purpose in our homes. Holding down our households is another full-time job that requires may hours and attention.

So the question now arises, how do we manage both? It’s a question that has been on everyone’s lips lately. Can we give our all at work without sacrificing our homes, and vice versa? Is it possible to win the Best Wife and Mother of the Year awards without giving up our chance at a promotion?

While it’s not easy, it is doable with the proper balance of the two. Here are a few tips on ways to have a family life and career.

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  • kierah

    I’m not trying to have it all. My husband and my child are most important to me. There is no career that could fulfill me like the role of wife and mother. I work for our families’ benefit. I do my best to provide the most. I really don’t think I could go wrong putting my family before my job.

  • Just saying!!

    This is something I have often worried about and I’m only 22. I have sooooo much I want to do and I just feel like I have to do it all now because when it’s time to have a family I won’t be able to. I couldn’t love with myself if I was barely with my children or put them behind my work while the nanny raises them smdh. Thanks for the article?