I blog each day around 7 A.M. on a number of different topics. Here’s how I thought we could structure this conversation, since there is so much to talk about. I’ll post once a day, in the morning. Each day I’ll do two posts: a longer blog post and a much shorter quote-and-picture with the same theme.
Monday – We’ll talk about work. Strategies for success, how to handle difficult conversations, negotiating for pay (be gone pay gap), organizing your day, rational and affordable work fashion. Possible frequent mentions of coffee…
Tuesday – We’ll talk about health. Exercise, nutrition, sleep, laughter. I know, you don’t have time to take care of yourself. But consider this, you are not only a role model to your kids, you are the engine that powers your family. Yes, I know your husband is fabulous. You are still the engine. Take care of the engine.
Wednesday – Joy. Joy, joy, joy. And laughter. And humor. And gratitude. Makes each day a little easier, doesn’t it?
Thursday – All about our kids. Staying connected to them, how to make time for the school Valentine party, how to plan and run a birthday party that won’t break the bank or exhaust you. My kids have always been the core of my life, I bet it’s the same for you too.
Friday – Date night. Husbands and relationships. I had originally intended this to be about taking care of our marriages, and we’ll still do that, but I realized we have a fair number of unmarried working mommies also visiting this page, and I don’t want to leave you out of the conversation. It’s been a while, but I do remember dating after my divorce and I’ll do my best to come up with posts that will be inspiring and helpful for you too. Let me know how I do.
Saturday – Play day! Activities for you and your family to consider, meal planning to make the rest of the week go more smoothly, gardening, road trip strategies. As long as it’s fun or helps to facilitate more fun in the rest of our week, it could show up on Saturday.
Sunday – Spirituality. I’m a God’s girl. He’s my guy. I couldn’t do this crazy life without Him. I’ll honor a variety of religious perspectives in my posts, though I am Christian in my own beliefs. My heart is this: God loves everyone and is pleased by any honest attempt to seek and have a relationship with Him. Not for me to judge; my job is to inspire and encourage.
So hello, Working Mommy. You can do it — you ARE doing it, and you are so good. Yes, your life is crazy, but life doesn’t have to be perfect, to be wonderful.