- We are commanded to work.
- We are commanded to learn.
- We are commanded to be prepared.
- We are commanded to nurture and raise our children.
How do we balance everything we have and want to do? In this new Mormon Momma column, The Juggling Act, I am excited to explore how all these commandments come together in the modern LDS woman’s world, particularly in the context of work-life balance.
I believe women need to dream and carve out a corner of their hectic lives to develop themselves and their talents. I believe I am a better mother and wife and person when I make time to improve myself and stay current. I am committed to full time mothering, but I also am passionate about women staying connected in one form or another to a professional life. And if they never had one, working on the skills and education that will help them be always employable.
Do you know a mother who doesn ?t work? Or any woman for that matter? For years I have been fascinated by work; specifically organizations and their cultures, policies and politics how and why we work, inside and outside the home. I am especially intrigued by the relationship between organizations, work and families. It ?s a fascination that stretches from companies to churches.
We are going to talk about work, paid and unpaid. We are going to talk about mothering within the paradigm of work. We are going to talk about education for qualifications and for the pure joy of learning. We are going to talk about and with full-time Moms, workforce Moms, work from home Moms, empty nest Moms and Moms in waiting. And yes, we ?re going to talk about dreaming and finding the balance.
In short, we ?re going to talk about the times and seasons of having it all, over the course of a lifetime. Or an eternity. Which is where the real balance lies.
Thanks for having me here. Let ?s make this a conversation.