My Best Kept Secret
I get asked these two questions a lot, “How do you balance work and family?” and “How can you be so super organised with running your own business and raising twins?” I don’t mind being asked them because being a business owner and parent is hard and if me telling my story helps and inspires others to be their best I’ll keep telling it.
In recent months we’ve seen campaigns such as, NZ Pork ‘Mum’s Night Off’ Campaign encouraging women to get out of the kitchen and let men cook. The initiative was based on an online survey showing nine out of 10 Kiwi women do most of the cooking which received backlash calling the campaign, sexist and demeaning to women. My husband was appalled by the campaign saying it portrayed most men as never setting foot in the kitchen. I could see his point, however this is only an issue because we tend to focus on the negative and never celebrate those co-parenting superstars that strive to be the best they possibly can.
If you have a superstar in your household, celebrate them and appreciate them for all their efforts. If you are a superstar keep doing what you’re doing as you are not only supporting your partner, you’re also a very important role model for your children.
These are my top tips on how to best manage your life as busy parents:
- Put yourselves first: Find time to exercise at least three time a week. Get up earlier in the morning or go after work whilst one parent looks after the children and gets the dinner ready. Take turns in doing this as it is a proven fact that exercise makes you happier and more positive.
- Tag team with your partner: If you want more support ask for it. It’s all about balance. If you feel overwhelmed by life ask for help.
- Be organised: Create your own strategies to keep everything organised. Keep a diary and to-do list. I’ve just created a chalkboard organiser on my kitchen wall. This is great for the kids to doodle on too!
Do you know someone that needs a special shout out for being a superstar? Let us know!
Brought to you by Letitia Buckle x
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