A mother’s work is never done

It is every mom’s wish to have happy, healthy and well cared for children, but sometimes in the pursuit of perfection, we forget to slow down. With endless days filled with meetings, luncheons, doctor’s appointments and kids’ activities, it’s hard to cram everything I do into a 24-hour period. It is no wonder working moms feel overwhelmed.

Mothers across the country are reaching out and starting support groups and communities. On an episode of Oprah, An Overwhelmed Mom’s Deadly Mistake, a grieving mother, Brenda Slaby, spoke about her unfortunate accident that she described as her “wake-up call to slow down”. In trying to be everything to everybody, she lost her daughter. Slaby chose to speak out about the tragic event because she wants to share her knowledge with others. She doesn’t want other moms to live through the same tragedy. To hear more about her story, go to Oprah.com.

So in order to slow down, don’t go it alone—and ask for help. While it’s easier said than done, if you’re trying to do it all—without the help of your spouse, kids, friends and co-workers—you won’t survive. Women are notorious for trying to do it all. But life moves at an accelerated pace, and frankly, it’s impossible to do it all by yourself. Asking for help is a sign of strength and confidence.

So the next time you feel overwhelmed, remember to stop, take a deep breath, and in the words of Slaby, “the house doesn’t matter, the perfect dinner doesn’t matter—the kids matter.”

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