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Mothers and Daughter Relationships – Balancing a good relationship while a busy working mum

In the whirlwind of modern life, balancing the roles of motherhood and career can feel like a juggling act, with time and energy stretched thin. As a busy mother, it's natural to feel overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, but amidst the chaos, one relationship deserves your undivided attention: the bond you share with your daughter. In today’s blog post we spoke to our founder, Marlene, about her favourite actionable tips and heartfelt reminders for managing your relationship with your daughter while navigating a busy career. 


Marlene often says it’s about quality not quantity. While it's tempting to measure the strength of your relationship with your daughter by the amount of time you spend together, it's the quality of those moments that truly matters. Instead of focusing on quantity, prioritise carving out pockets of meaningful one-on-one time with your daughter. Whether it's a good conversation over a coffee, an impromptu dance party in the living room, or a heartfelt conversation before bedtime, cherish these precious moments of connection and intimacy.


As a busy mother, it's easy to fall into the trap of striving for perfection in every aspect of your life, including your relationship with your daughter. However, Marlene emphasises that it’s important to remember that embracing imperfection is the key to fostering authenticity and resilience in your relationship. Instead of berating yourself for not being the "perfect" mother, embrace your flaws, celebrate your strengths, and approach your relationship with your daughter with love, compassion, and grace.


Marlene’s biggest tip for any relationship is that communication is key, and the bond between mother and daughter is no exception. Make it a priority to cultivate open, honest, and transparent communication with your daughter, creating a safe space for her to express her thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgement. Whether it's through daily conversations, weekly check-ins, or heart-to-heart talks over a cup of tea, foster a culture of trust and mutual respect in your relationship.


Every mother-daughter relationship is unique, with its own strengths, quirks, and dynamics. Instead of comparing your relationship to others or trying to mould it into an idealised version, celebrate the unique bond you share with your daughter and embrace each other's strengths and differences. Whether it's bonding over shared interests, supporting each other's passions and pursuits, or simply enjoying each other's company, cherish the moments of connection and camaraderie that make your relationship special.


Most importantly, Marlene says that as you navigate the ups and downs of motherhood, remember to cherish the moments, nurture the connection, and savour the journey of building a lifelong relationship with your daughter.

 



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