Balance: The Mother’s Day Gift Every Mom Needs

April 30, 2014
by Michelle Perry Higgins

prwebHelping moms find work/personal life balance is truly the gift that keeps on giving year round. Women, especially moms, frequently take on too much, put their own needs aside in favor of everyone else’s, and suffer anxiety, depression, and shame because they are unable to be the perfect wife, employee, and mother.

What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day? A day at the spa? A mani-pedi? Or just a day free from cooking and cleaning? Many of the most popular Mother’s Day presents have an underlying theme—giving Mom time to be pampered and cared for. According to Michelle Perry Higgins, author of the Amazon best-seller, Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms: 7 Steps to a Balanced Life, this is exactly what many moms don’t receive throughout the year—but should!

Ms. Higgins says, “It’s important that husbands and families respect and encourage a woman’s journey to balance, not just Mother’s Day but every day, not just for her but for the health and happiness of the entire family.”

“Whether working moms or stay-at-home moms, it’s easy for women to lose their balance and find themselves stressed, short-tempered, and filled with self-doubt.” But what is balance? Ms. Higgins continues, “A balanced mom is one who knows she’s doing her best, is confident about her parenting and other decisions, has enough energy to make it happily through the day, and is realistic about her priorities and limits. A balanced mom is more relaxed, more fulfilled, and able to be more loving. Yes, husbands, I’m talking to you!”

How can husbands and families support a woman in finding balance? Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms presents seven clear steps women can follow to bring themselves and their lives into better balance, based on Ms. Higgins’ personal experience. She debunks the damaging myth of the “Super-Mom” and shows women how to build a supportive network, get help with housework and childcare, put the romance back into a marriage, get a grip on finances, and much more.