Link to

Work Environment

Best states for nurses
Business and family
Business names
Business plans
Choosing a business
Dream jobs
Finding a business partner
Green jobs
Help! Surviving a financial crisis
High paying jobs without a college degree
History of nursing
Injured workers
Job interview tips
Lunch interview tips
Marketing tips
Most dangerous jobs
Negotiate severance pay
New mom etiquette
Overdemanding boss
Quick hiring
Salary tips
Spouse laid off
Starting a business
Switching careers
Thank you letters
Tips to get a raise
Turn down an offer
Tips to get more vacation time
Undermining workers
Work from home scams
Working from home
Workplace fatalities
Writing a resume


Email Mama

Dress For Success
Choosing clothes that fit

Dating a Co-Worker


How to balance work and family life

Finding a balance between work and family is a very important issue to men, women and employers. In the United States, nearly 50 percent of families have two wage earners.

Tips on how to balance work and family life

  • Look for a job with a company that has family friendly policies. Studies show that companies that have family friendly policies have more productive employees and retain those employees longer than those that do not.
  • Follow the same routine each day so your children know what to expect.
  • Let children do as much as they can by themselves, such as get dressed, brush their hair, feed the dog or cat, or pour themselves cereal. This will help your children feel independent while also freeing you up to do other things.
  • Keep breakfast simple and portable.
  • Spend quite time alone with your significant other.

The video below offers more great examples and techniques on how to balance work and family life.

We'll teach you how to #LiveTo100!

Join our newsletter!

Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us| Newsletter

RSS| Sitemap| Careers

Mamas Health Inc. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

©2000 - 2017 MamasHealth, Inc.™. All rights reserved

Link to

By submitting your story to you hereby grant us permission to publish it and edit it for length and content, as necessary, without monetary compensation. In return you will receive a short bio and link to your website or other contact information.