7 Ways to Better a Work-Life Balance

If trying to balance your work and home life makes you feel like you’re skating blindfolded on very thin ice, you’re not alone.

By Kerry McCarthy

Photo by Shutterstock Jan 31, 2012

7 Ways to a Better Work-Life Balance

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  1. 08:05pm Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Excellent article and well thought out (not). Point 2, when others ask for your help, say "No". Point 4, ask others for help, dont do it all yourself. Bit stupid i say.

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  2. margaret03:08pm Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Working part-time (2 days a week) is good for busy mums. I don't think full time working mums are being fair. I think when the children are under 10 years of age mums should be there are much as possible. Staying home full time after kids turn two can be bad for mothers mental health and social skills and self worth. Being a mum is the best thing that can happen to a woman. Some mums just have a big mortgage and no choice. Australia has very expensive real estate.

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  3. Kris11:51am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It would be ever better if they could count. Going from 5 to 7 means that they haven't really taken the stress out of their day. Common sense is one thing. Math is another.

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    Mona11:31am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It is not compulsory to have children, even if you are married. Smart women have zero, or one child max. Dumb women have litters.

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  5. PoXi Paul11:04am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I´VE GOT A BETTER TIP..............BE A MOTHER OR BE A WORKER.................

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  6. Bill10:52am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Real men stay single. Real women become single mothers.

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  7. rose10:12am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I got pregnant and I negotiated my working hours from 4 days to 2 days just for the first trimester. It is really hard to sit in front of the computer for 7 hours a day. My employer told me it is either I accept the full time job or 4 days casual job otherwise they will discontinue my casual employment.

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  8. JESUS is GOD09:15am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Fathers must take a stand. Rise up - be real MEN -work hard to provide for his wife and family

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  9. Bill08:54am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Us men middle class graduate men are helping by refusing to marry you as well. The marriage strike is biting.

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  10. JESUS is GOD08:39am Wednesday 01st February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You cannot serve two masters - Work or Family.Don't fall into the trap of being a Wornout Working Mum

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