12 Ways Working Moms Can Rebalance Work & Life

How to Successfully Walk the Work/Life Tightrope Without a Net


List household chores and their frequency. Now write down how often you really intend to dust lampshades. Add seasonal chores such as yard work to the list and assign each task a time value: under 30 minutes, under an hour and “there goes my Saturday.” While not as daunting as a full carpool, this lengthy list may overwhelm.

This is the good part. Start delegating. Granted, the towels might get folded a little differently than you're used to, but try treating household chores as chances to learn responsibility and necessary life skills. Grade on effort, not results, and work may also foster good connection.