How to maintain a work/life balance in Hoboken, NJ
We understand how important it is to create a balance between work time and personal time. These days, there are higher numbers of mothers in the workforce than ever before. According to AmericanProgress.org “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.” At Apple Montessori Schools, we have come up with our best tips for managing all the different facets of your life.
It’s important and empowering to speak up for yourself and create a work environment that suits your needs. Nobody else will do it for you. Whether you need to push back on overtime or you refuse to answer emails and calls when you’re home with your family, you have to set that precedent so that your coworkers will have a clear understanding of where you stand from the get-go.
Schedule a Recharge –
For parents trying to excel in the workplace and in their home lives as well, it can be all too easy to forget about taking care of themselves in the process. Make sure to schedule time for a date night, a relaxing at-home spa experience, a shopping trip, or any other activity that allows you to enjoy yourself and take it easy. By taking the time to recharge, you’ll be able to feel more energized and productive in other aspects of your life as well.
Set Aside Quality Time –
When you get home from work, make it a point to sit down with your kids and catch up over an after-school snack. By giving them your full attention, it will create a more seamless transition from chatting about the day to doing homework independently, while you catch up on work or tasks around the house.
Speak Your Mind –
Studies have shown time and again that women are more likely to stay quiet at the workplace instead of sticking up for themselves and asking for what they want. If you want to work from home or leave the office early, make sure to come up with a cogent argument so that your boss can see why that would not only benefit you as a parent, but allow you to be a stronger member of the team as well.
Find Quality Child Care –
We know that you are often being pulled in 10 different directions as a parent, and making sure your child’s needs are met while you are working is priceless. To ensure your peace of mind, we make certain that both you and your child feel welcome from the moment you walk through our doors. Our highly trained, warm and loving staff offer far more than just daycare. With a focus on your child’s core development, we help set the framework for a lifetime of confidence, creativity and achievement.
With the working Hoboken mother in mind, we are opening a second school in Hoboken on 220 Sinatra Drive this January 4th for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Located close to the PATH, train, ferry, and light rail, this new school is ideal for commuting parents. And while the location makes the school a convenient choice, there are many more reasons it is a wonderful choice for your child. Visit the school this Friday 12/18 at our open house from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Scientific research confirms that children enrolled in Montessori programs receive an academic advantage, along with a boost in social and emotional development. We have worked diligently to create a warm and supportive learning environment where children can feel safe, secure, and inspired to spread their wings and love learning.
Magnificent views of the Hudson and Manhattan skyline beyond can be seen from the classrooms and our indoor playground is one of the most highly anticipated features of the school. Our Apple Montessori Hoboken schools are equipped with state-of-the-art security entry systems, surveillance systems with live video monitoring for parents, and a germ sanitizing machine to ensure your child’s safety and wellbeing. We offer programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. If you would like to learn more about our new location, contact us today at 201-222-1464. Families who enroll in our Hoboken school on Sinatra Drive by 12/31/2015 will receive $500 off their final month’s tuition payment or a free mini iPad! Contact us today to learn more!