Being a working mother is no easy feat. Balancing the responsibilities of work, family, and personal life can be overwhelming, leading to high levels of stress and anxiety. Let’s explore some of the reasons why working mothers feel so stressed and most importantly – look at some tips for helping to resolve this.

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Why we are so stressed:

  1. Lack of time: Between work, household chores, and childcare, working mothers often feel like they have no time for themselves. This can lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion.
  2. Guilt: Many working mothers feel guilty about not spending enough time with their children or not being able to participate in all of their activities. This can lead to a constant feeling of pressure and anxiety.
  3. Discrimination: Working mothers often face discrimination in the workplace, such as being passed over for promotions or being paid less than their male counterparts. This can lead to feelings of frustration and helplessness.


Tips for helping to resolve stress:

  1. Set boundaries: It’s important for working mothers to set boundaries and prioritize their time. This means saying “no” to things that aren’t a priority and delegating tasks to others when possible.
  2. Practice self-care: Make time for yourself and prioritize self-care activities like exercise, meditation, or a relaxing bath. This can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
  3. Seek support: Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. This can include asking a partner, family member, or friend for help with childcare or household chores.
  4. Connect with other working mothers: Joining a support group or connecting with other working mothers can provide a sense of community and help reduce feelings of isolation.
  5. Talk to your employer: If you’re facing discrimination in the workplace, it’s important to speak up and advocate for yourself. Talk to your employer about your concerns and work together to find solutions.
  6. Be present: When you’re spending time with your children, try to be present and focus on the moment. This can help reduce feelings of guilt and improve the quality of your time together.


Zeal was founded because we have been there, we are there, and we see you! The mental and emotional weight that comes with trying to do it all can often feel unbearable. Help is out there! And help comes in a lot of ways – but our passion point is providing help by being an extension of you at home through home management. When choosing to delegate tasks such as tidying, errands, appointment making, and laundry – working mothers are able to free up their time at home to spend it where it matters most – with their loved ones.

We know working mothers face a unique set of challenges that can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety. By setting boundaries, practicing self-care, seeking support, connecting with others, talking to your employer, and being present, it’s possible to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish, it’s necessary for your own health and the health of your family.