A tip touted by many successful career women who are also mothers, is to pursue a career that you are passionate about. The working world is tough as it is and mothers often have additional pressure of taking on a disproportionate amount of responsibility when it comes to their children. Even just the decision to have kids at all and when to become a mother while at the same time trying to have a career are just a few of the many stresses women are under. Choose something that will motivate you so that you can be excited about or that resonates with who you are as a person.
It is incredibly important to develop the skill of prioritisation. Remember that as temping as it is to put family first (such as attending all sports days for your children) you can focus on the biggest ones, the ones that will be more important to them. This is healthier than trying to take on all of work pressures and all of the family demands. If it helps, keep in mind that in the long run it will benefit your family more if you focus on your work and ensure a secure position for yourself with a good salary rather than a temporary attendance.
Amidst all of your work and family responsibilities it is vital to take time out for yourself. Whether it’s squeezing in a pastime activity that adds meaning to your day, a yoga session, or as simple as having a slot in the evening that is your alone time, for you to focus on yourself.
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, as a woman and mother in the work place it is important to develop the skills of assertiveness. You need to empower yourself with these skills and use them throughout your day. People will come to see you as an enterprising, leading, strong woman.