The three components of the working mom

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The three components of the working mom

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There are basically three parts to a working mom's life; her work, her family, and herself. This third part, herself, that also needs to be nurtured or the other two parts won't work as well. That's why you have to take time to relax, to exercise, to nurture friendships. If you don't, you will have a buildup of stress, anger, resentment, fatigue. All of these things can negatively affect your work and your family life. It's kind of like being on an airplane and in trouble. You have to put on your own oxygen mask first, then your child's. So find time during your day to exercise, maybe walk to work or hit the gym on your lunch hour. Schedule a Yoga class several times a week. Schedule girls nights out with your friends. Schedule yourself a pedicure with a foot massage. Anything you can do to feel relaxed, to de-stress, to feel nurtured, to have fun; just do it.

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Barbara Turvett

Working Mother Magazine Executive Editor

As Working Mother magazine’s Executive Editor, Barbara Turvett is integrally involved in the magazine’s editorial viewpoint and planning. She oversees and edits women’s, family and work life content, top edits the entire magazine and also contributes to workingmother.com. Barbara has specialized in parenting, women’s health and education topics throughout her career. She has written and edited for many national publications and websites, among them Parenting, Parents, Family Circle, Weight Watchers, Child, McCall’s, Sesame Street Parents, Healthy Kids, Men’s Fitness and American Baby magazines. Barbara has edited two award-winning early childhood education books, and she has written a health book and edited several cookbooks for Weight Watchers Publishing Group. Prior to life in publishing, she was an actress and singer and performed in film, theatre and nightclubs. Barbara enjoys life in New York City with her husband, teenage daughter and pet cockatiel.

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