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Christina Applegate: Tips For Juggling Work And Motherhood

November 11, 2012 08:00 AM by Donna W. Martin

Many working mothers find it difficult to balance their career and family life. And So You Think You Can Dance guest judge, Christina Applegate is no exception. Applegate is a busy actress, philanthropist and mom who is “all about finding the best tips and tricks” for achieving balance. Keep reading to learn Applegate’s “favorite tricks” for juggling work and life.

According to People, Applegate said it’s important to find something to do with your children. This will help you bond with them and is “completely priceless.” She said, “You learn so much about her when you spend quality time together and the act of doing something together that you both enjoy brings you closer than ever. It’s also a great opportunity to create a life lesson.”

Another trick for juggling work and motherhood is to “build a support system.” Applegate explains, “Building your own support system gives you a shoulder to lean on when it comes to all the things that come with raising a child. It’s great to surround yourself with like-minded people — or people you trust to be involved in your everyday life.”

But as every working mother knows, the juggling act between work and family is an ongoing struggle. Applegate said the main thing about establishing a successful juggling act is “to not drop the ball – no matter how many balls there are up in the air!” Although what works for one mother and her children may be different for another, Applegate said what works for her daughter Sadie, 21 months is distraction. “I have found that distracting her with something engaging is a much more efficient way to get her to switch gears, as opposed to just telling her “no” or “stop.” She’d much rather discover something new than be told to stop doing something.”

“I love being a busy mom,” Applegate gushes. “Every day I feel enriched by everything that’s going on in my life. And it goes without saying that Sadie is my favorite part,” she adds.

What do you think of Applegate’s tips and tricks for juggling work and motherhood? What have you found works best for you and your children? Post a comment below and let us know.

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