We asked working mamas for their secrets to successfully juggling career and family (25 Photos)
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Don't stress about missing any "firsts." My rule of thumb is, if I didn't see it, it didn't happen. I asked my son's caregivers to not tell me if he walked, talked or did anything that would fall under his "first" so I could enjoy it when it did happen.
Also, try to manage your meetings. I kept meetings before a certain time so I had time to do any follow-up work right away. And don't expect to take and not give. My boss and job were very flexible, and in return I tried to be as well. I had one "late night" where I stayed until 7 p.m. to get things done, and if I needed to get back online after my son went to bed, I did. Even though I was on a four-day work schedule, I did help with anything important on my day off.
- Margarita, mom of one, Green Brook, N.J.
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