Every working mother — including Gwyneth Paltrow — struggles to find a balance between having a career and being a mom.
From taking your to tots to school and running to meetings to prepping for dinner and working from home, it’s hard to find time to do it all.
Plus, she shares some of her top time-saving tips.
Check them out below:
Schedule your time well. “When I know what I am doing from hour to hour I get more done. Write it all in the day’s calendar; what you want to accomplish and in what time frame.”
Plan meals ahead of time. “I cook a lot, especially on the weekends, so I like to plan a rough menu for the whole weekend and get the food in on Friday. Obviously stores and websites that deliver make this a dream. In London, I use Ocado. Also James Knight, my favorite fishmonger, will deliver. Having all of the ingredients means I’m prepared even when I don’t think I am.”
Capitalize on children’s sleeptime. “I always lay the kids uniforms and school things out the night before once they are asleep. When it’s quiet, I can check the “kid list” for show and [go through] items to bring in, consent forms, ballet kit, etc, so that the morning is less of a scramble.”
Touch base while on-the-go. “The school run is a great time to return calls (in whichever direction that the kids are not in the car) so don’t forget your hands-free device.”