As a mom, you do everything you can to make sure your kids feel safe and loved at all times. That alone can be stressful enough. But for working moms, there is often the added pressure of making sure your kids feel that same level of comfort when you can't be with them. Whether it's self-imposed or coming from others, a working mom's guilt is real and it can be crippling. But with a little change of perspective, there are ways to cope with working mom's guilt and accept the fact that things don't always have to be perfect.
There simply aren't enough hours in the day to feel like you're totally killing it both at work and at home, and that's ok. You won't be at every school play, or soccer game. Your house might not always look like something out of the pages of a design magazine. But you can do your best to balance the responsibilities of home and work so that everything gets as much of your attention as possible.
So if you're feeling a little in over your head, take a deep breath and try some of the ideas on this list. You may realize that you're actually rocking this working mom thing after all.