Finding A Balance in Family Life

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Having a family to call your own is in itself a blessing. There’s a warm comfort knowing that when you go home every day you have a loving husband that cares for you and beautiful children that make your life feel complete.

But what about a healthy balance? Life can’t always be all about family. Deep inside there are still your wants, needs, desires, and aspirations. You may be taking care of all your family’s nutritional needs but are you taking care of yours? Do you make the time to meditate or exercise? One needs a balanced life even with family because you need to enjoy things outside the family structure too.


Do you remember the things you loved to do the most before you got married? Maybe you loved to paint or write. Maybe you even designed jewellery or made clothes. Were you an arts and crafts fundi? Was reading your thing? What were the things that you enjoyed the most? Take the time to figure out the things you loved doing the most and slowly let them filter back into your life.


It’s really easy to lose track of what you eat once you fall pregnant. Cravings make all dietary rules fly out the window and often those foods you craved during pregnancy will still stick with you afterward. There’s no reason to not start eating healthier once you have an established family. You will also be a good role model for your kids. Take the time to find exciting recipes that incorporate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and proteins into your diet and your body will feel the effect soon enough. Supplements will also give your body the kick-start it needs to start feeling healthier and more in shape. Read this Research Verified review here and find out more!


Now when you think of exercise you needn’t think of circuit training and weightlifting, although those exercises are great for toning the muscles and strengthening your bones. There are so many things to choose from swimming to tennis, aerobics, yoga, pilates and dance classes. There really is no excuse for you not to exercise. If need be, find a workout video on YouTube and follow it at home. Just wake up an hour earlier in your day and you will really be proud of yourself after completing it. The stronger and fitter you become the better and more confident you will feel about yourself.

Friends & Socializing

Remember how much fun it was to hang out with friends before you got married? Well, now you have kids make an effort to reach out to fellow moms. Often schools have get-togethers and this is a great opportunity to connect with other moms out there and make plans to get together. You all have a common thread as being mothers now and will share similar interests.

Meditation & Quiet Time

Having a family is such a busy time in one’s life. You’re either cooking or doing laundry or running after the kids or just…..so, so much. Sometimes you just need to breathe in fresh air and have quiet time for yourself. Maybe there is a park close by and you can take a walk and relax in nature. Sometimes a hot bubble bath early in the morning or late at night surrounded by candles will help relax you. If possible, go to a spa and enjoy a relaxing massage occasionally. 

Balance is essential for a healthy and happy life and hopefully, by following some of the tips here, your family life will find more balance! Enjoy the kids, the pets, and your handsome hubby but don’t forget to enjoy yourself too! 


  1. Thanks for pointing out all this! It's important but also very challenging to find the right balance. I tend to forget the meditation/quiet time a bit too much too be honest... So this article is a good reminder!

  2. Such an honest post. As you rightly say we need to find balance in life with respect work-family-destress cycle. The options you have listed are pretty to the point!

  3. Very well said. I agree on your points - Balance is very essential, either we have our own family, we should also consider things that we do for our continuous growth.

  4. Balance is key in all areas of life and I think is especially crucial for the family so that they can happily grow together and not apart.

  5. Balancing your obligations is definitely an important topic! These are wonderful tips, thank you for sharing!

  6. Learning to establish a work life balance is not an easy task. It took me years before I was able to achieve that. Right now, my daily mantra is "My priorities are God, Family, Work. In that order."

  7. Perfect points! And not just for families with small kids but for all of us. A friend of mine is living busy life with their small boys and I always admire her how she always finds time for socialising too.

  8. I am always busy and it is not an issue to find a balance for me. I have learned how to do it.

  9. It is vital that you have and find a balance that works for you, after all you are also an individual who has individual needs.

  10. These are really things that I believe will help many women.

  11. This is great advice. I think too much time is spent in front of screens and we need to make an effort to engage in other experiences.