1.) Your days off work are always treat days for the kids. Soften the blows of your professional guilt by adding a treat day or two to the week. Treats can come in all different guises from a packet of Pom Bears after school to a little trip to PoundLand for some Halloween goodies. Yes, that's right for a mere two pounds you can purchase your child's love and forgiveness for not spending every waking hour with them that day.
2.) No-one can tell you can't do something. If you can work and raise children at the same time you can do anything. You're like Mummy Pig, but better looking and ever-so slightly more serious. This means that your bar is very high. You are
f@cking insane amazing.
3.) Your parenting and professional skills are interchangeable. You can organise junior members of staff just like you do your children. Team building exercises are also a doddle, just be careful you remember where you are and don't get confused...
4) You can also use your negotiation and time-management skills learned from the office at home. It's easy, and you can do it with a smile:
5.) "...And never the twain shall meet"
You know that work and being a mother are two separate entities. You can't function very well if you think about your children in work and vice versa. If it is half term and you call home then your day is ruined. You have to deal with all of the domestic issues that you came to work to escape from. DON'T DO IT.
So there you have it. Us working mums know exactly what we are doing and where we are going. We are motivated, aim high and have a great life. We're still working on the work/life balance thing but as long as we have our cheap tat and abide by the basic rules then we're winning...