Mothers are seen in the workforce more than ever today. According to, “Women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother.

Being a working mother can cause certain amounts of stress and feelings of guilt because of the struggle of balancing work and home. Working mothers, undoubtedly, have immense energy but if there is one thing they fall short on,its time. The key for a healthy, happy living for a mother who’s always stuck in a limbo is being organized and a plan to find the right balance between office work and taking care of kids.

Mentioned here are the 6 best ideas for working moms to stay healthy and beautiful.

1. Unclutter Your Closet

Uncluttering the junk out of your closet should be one of the first things on your agenda no matter how pointless it may seem. The number of things and the way they’re organized in your closet plays a role in allowing you more time to think about yourself.

Save time on getting ready for work each day, and spend the same on making a hearty breakfast for yourself and the kids. Take out 15-20 minutes in your day and browse through your wardrobe items. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • Is the item of good quality and has not been worn more than a couple of times?
  • Is it season-appropriate?
  • How many times have you worn it in the last year?

If you have answers in the negative for all the above questions, lock your emotions and give away usable items to women’s shelter organizations.

2. Have a Personal Uniform

Having your own daily uniform saves you from time wastage and potential fashion disasters. Famous designers like Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera, are some of successful people who have their own personal uniforms that they wear to work in order to simplify their morning routine.

A working mother’s uniform can be worn for a variety of tasks such as grocery shopping, dropping the kids to school, attending PTA conferences, meeting friends and going to work.

3. A Little Pick-Me Up

Dressing up might not even be an issue for a working mother. After all, the only thing that matters is how you add spice to your outfit. Accessorizing or adding a bit of dark red to the lips will give your confidence a huge boost and highlight the uniqueness in your personality.

  • Use the best of makeup products. A good concealer is your friend! Concealing the dark lines beneath the baggy eyes would work wonders when you burn the midnight oil by finishing the report after feeding the kids.
  • Home remedies like including coconut oil in your daily moisturizing routine is going to do wonders for your skin. Keep your water intake in check to avoid dehydration.
  • Your signature pick-me-up can be a good haircut. Whenever you visit your stylist, remember to ask them to give you an easy hairdo. Since you might not have time to style your hair in the morning, it is better to look out for something that is air-dry and does not take too long to manage. Your hair sass is going to be the cherry on top!

4. The Perfect Style Kit

For a working mother, fashion emergencies are not uncommon. Whether it is a coffee spill on the new coat or a torn dress bought from the outlet mall, a mom should have in handy the right tools needed to cover up the situation as discreetly as possible.

  • Sewing Kit: Like a traveller’s bag, a working mother’s bag should always have a small sewing kit; whether it is to attach a button or repair a hem. Topstick is a highly useful tool that works as a wig tape and might help you fix a silk blouse’s revealing neckline.
  • Baby Wipes: Keep a pack of babies wipes in your bag before leaving for work. It works amazingly in cleaning off the lipstick and coffee spills off your face and clothing. Don’t fret if you have your mascara running, baby wipes are a great touch up tool as well.
  • The Right Underwear: Your undergarments matter as much as your external overalls. Investing in good bras and underwear is always worth the money, since good quality bra that lifts will boost up that self-esteem. Undergarments form the basic structure of your over all look.

5. Eat Right to ‘Mom’ Right

As a working mother, you might learn the hack of feeding yourself the quickest and most conveniently available food there is on the street; regardless of the nutrition it provides you.

You can’t be blamed if you feel hungry at inappropriate times. Balancing life between the files and kids at school is an exhausting activity. In order to reduce the in-between meal cravings, resort to the intake of fresh juices and herbal teas. Herbs such as dandelion and omega 3 fish oil are essential in maintaining your inner and external well-being and health. This also helps in reducing the tendency of weight gain in working mothers who are more susceptible to it.

It is also important to keep in mind the kind of food you intake and the effect it has on your health. Alter your snacking habit with a healthy snack like feta salad or baked crisps to munch on, instead of the unhealthy hotdog at the vendor. A nourished mother means well-nourished children.

6. Good Pair of Sneakers: A Must-Own

Invest in a good pair of sneakers and join your kids for a run in the park! Make good use of the monkey bars to work on the upper body. Participate in child sports like the game of tag or bring the little team for some squats. Be on your foot and give yourself time for internal and external happiness.

Living beautiful and healthy is important for each individual woman out here, but as a working mom, things get really difficult. Above-mentioned tips will not only energize you but also help you stay motivated throughout the day, which positively affect your personal and professional life for good.

Author Bio: Audrey Throne is a mother and a professional blogger by choice. She has completed her masters in English literature from university of Birmingham. As a blogger she wrote quite a few posts on health, technology as well as management. She loves to discover new places and share experiences in words.  Find her on Twitter: @audrey_throne.