Making Work/Life Balance Work: Real Mom Tips on How to Make It Easier

We asked working mamas for their secrets to successfully juggling career and family (25 Photos)

Compiled by Sarah Yang on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:53PM

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a Compiled by Sarah Yang on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:16AM

Make a conscious effort to go “technology-free” for at least three hours after coming home from work. And if you work from home, turn off all computers, cell phones and televisions. Spend quality time with family (yes, that includes your husband) and when you ask, “How was school today?” you’ll be able to actually listen to the answer.

Other advice:
* Schedule your kids’ appointments for Friday afternoons when business is typically slow for most companies.

* When juggling work and home, every minute is precious. Limit social or business lunches to once a week. Bring your lunch and eat in rather than running out for a sandwich. Kill two birds with one stone –- visit with a girlfriend while working out together or sign up for an educational webinar while eating a quick bite at your desk. Be cognizant of minutes wasted throughout the day: spending too much time with a chatty co-worker, taking too long to get ready in the morning, standing in long coffee lines, etc.
- Julia, mom of three, Los Angeles

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