• Mighty Parenting Tackles: Finding The Work Life Balance For Parents | Judy Davis Sandy Fowler | Episode 28

  • Kids, spouses, work, volunteer, self-care, it all takes time and energy and finding the work life balance for parents can be a real challenge. We end up feeling inadequate, unhappy, and just plain worn out simply by trying to manage all of the areas of our lives. Mighty Parenting hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, are busy wives, parents, entrepreneurs, and they are committed to good self-care, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy or that it all works all of the time. Listen in as they tell the truth about life balance for parents and search out a realistic plan for making it all work.



    A favorite quote from the work life balance for parents show:

    You can’t give 100% to everything in your life.

    High points of interview on work life balance for parents:

    work life balance for parentsInstead of focusing on life balance you can look at your priorities and make sure the most important parts of your life are being cared for. This helps to relieve stress and create joy.

    It’s not important to hit some esoteric balance, rather that the things that are important to you are getting attention and getting done.

    People think about life balance when they are stressed out because they can’t do everything they want to do.

    Is it really possible to be balanced in all areas of our life all the time and still be able to be happy and achieve our goals and our dreams? The reality is that it’s possible for a short period of time.

    You can’t give 100% to everything in your life.

    If one area seems to be taking a back burner for a short period of time, we beat ourselves up about it. We tell ourselves that if we were more focused on this neglected area our lives would be better.

    We all have a full plate. If you’re going to put more energy in one area for a season it may unbalance things, and that can be okay.

    The price we pay when we don’t take care of ourselves is that we become unhappy and start to believe we aren’t good enough.

    Unmet expectations can create stress and unhappiness. When we create unrealistic expectations, we set ourselves up for this.

    What are my priorities? What do I need to do to take care of those priorities? When will I do it. Stick it on a calendar and see if there’s enough time to do it all. Then make choices about what stays and what goes.

    A to-do list doesn’t show us how much time things take to do. We often put more than 24 hours of expectations on the list and set ourselves up for failure.

    The global concept of life balance: don’t be so hyper focused in one area that you resent not being able to do other things.

    Take a deep breath, be patient with yourself, and know that you can find the work life balance for parents.

    Our Hosts:

    Judy Davis, aka The Direction Diva, is a sought after motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author and host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast. She is a small business and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation and is the CEO of DASIUM – a brand leading the way in depression, addiction and suicide prevention in teens and young adults.

    A recipient of the 2016 Dove Real Beauty Award, Judy has also been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publications and interviews including Smart Money Magazine, Hiring America TV, The Jim Bohannan show, Dr. Laura Berman Show, and more. She is regularly featured as a parenting and military lifestyle expert/guest on radio shows and panels highlighting the challenges and issues facing families today.

    Sandy Fowler is a wife, mom, and business owner whose passion is teaching people to make powerful choices that impact their lives and businesses in the best way. At DASIUM, she guides parents and organizations in preventing depression, addiction, and suicide in teens and young adults. At Mighty Parenting, she helps parents learn skills that help them create an emotionally healthy family. And at Simple Strategies, she walks people through the process of identifying and quantifying their highest priorities then making them front and center in their life.

    She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News. Sandy is a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She authored two books that use her principles to guide moms through the holiday season. You can connect with her at SandyFowler.com.

    To learn more or connect with our guests, visit DASIUM.net

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