“I Don’t Know How She Does It” List 

Many women work full-time, sometimes not remotely. Some don’t. But whether or not you do, as a woman, we are all juggling things like a circus artist, from caregiving down to getting the groceries.

We worry too much about how to make it all work perfectly. We strive to perfect our balancing act and some days feeling more messy and stressful. But to some of us, some women do it all with ease while others don’t. There are days I wonder how these women do all that they do in 168 hours that every one of us has each week.

Those thoughts don’t go without this line “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and they keep ringing in. It turns out they are not some fictional super heroes but humans who have found the right help they need. So I have rounded up some of these great tips and books that have helped me as a mom, wife, friend, lover and a fantastic career woman all at once so you too can juggle just fine and make it all work.


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Try To Do It All

Find something that gives you a peaceful moment. Such moments give you the much needed “you time” for planning ahead of time.

As a mother and a business woman, I figured that spending 20 minutes of my time sketching new designs of outfit to make helps me plan for the next day. This prepares me to do it all. You may find the same inspiration in crafting, cooking or something else. Just find out what it is.

Don’t Beat Yourself Up Over Trivial Matters

Desist from allowing your past mistakes swallow you up. Don’t beat yourself over them. Always keep this in mind – you can’t win all your game all of the time. Just do your very best to avoid them. But when they come, learn from them.

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Get A “Me” Day

Normally, women take care of others needs before their own. It’s important to fix a “me” day in all of the caregiving for tranquillity, so you don’t become internally miserable. Remember you can’t take care of everyone else unless you take care of yourself.

Get Your Groceries Delivered

Driving to the grocery shop and actually doing the shopping is one hell of a job on its own. Packing item into the car and then driving home to unpack them is another that take out so much of our time. But we can save this time and do other things. Just place orders online at your convenience and choose a delivery slot that suits your day.

Choose A Mental Health Day

Do yourself the kindness of living healthy. This can be done by setting aside your mental health days. It could be used to hit the gym, get a spa that keeps you glowing, yoga class, get a masseuse or something else. You get to refocus through the acts.

The Pencil Trick

Plan ahead. Highlight a few feasible goals daily. Revisit them in the morning and midday for adjustments so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Also, write down what you need to do including every family member schedule, assigning your own around them. That’s easy management and escape. It helps organize your day while still not missing important family occasions like your son’s game day.

Don’t Skip Dates With Your Spouse

Your spouse is as important as your career, so find a balance somewhere between spending time with them and on things you need to do. You can create a “date” day once every week to spend time with that person, even if it means getting him to come for work events.

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Appreciative Living

Live in gratitude and appreciation. Keep a cheery and joyful mood. Do what makes you happy. Be positive-spirited through attentiveness to what’s working out at all times. Count your gains, not your losses. Don’t waste your energy worrying about what’s going wrong. Such things can only drain up your energy and break you, which will ruin your effort to have it all.

Stay Elegant

Always stay elegant and confident. Carry yourself with style and grace no matter how busy it gets. Create time to pull yourself together. Rock that dress, get that body you’ve always wanted, put on a good makeup, and style your hair to perfection. A worn down look doesn’t help the situation. Plus, looking good makes you feel like you are gliding smoothly through your day even when it’s hectic.

No Matter How Busy It May Seem, Just Believe You Can Do It

“I can and will do everything I want to, may be not at once but eventually. All I need do is be calm and consistent”. This simple quote has helped me stay strong through the days I have got so much to do without feeling like I was going to collapse or breakdown.


Me, Myself & Inc.

DeMao think people can’t find a balance in what cannot be divided by two!” Me, Myself & Inc. She shares her secret of raising both her business and three daughters for over 25 years by combining all life aspects: ME: family, friends and the community you; MYSELF: individual you; INC: business and the career you.

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How to Break a Glass Ceiling Without a Hammer

This book gives countless tips to women on How to Break the Glass Ceiling Without a Hammer – do it all without much stress or self-sabotaging behaviors. Rather, by the use of strategies in handling things both in their professional and personal life.

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BOOK: I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother

I don't know how she does it

Allison Pearson’s debut novel explains what is like being a modern mother who strives to shine both at work and parenting in a humorous yet sensitive manner. The book “I Don’t Know How She Does It” tells a story of a mom of two and primary breadwinner who tries to fix it all. It is an easy read, witty, funny and informative.

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I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

This is a novel that tries to teach many women how to make the most of their time even in the face of lack of time. Grow a business or career and still have time for your kids without hurting your social life, marriage, hobbies and night’s sleep with it. The book is written by Laura Vanderkam, a time management expert.

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Here’s the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood

There are many hurdles women need to surpass and among them are pregnancy, marriage and a lot more. These things can slightly derail the attention of the most focused, ambitious and confident women. But Allyson Downey, a mother of two tells women how to succeed in their interests while parenting.

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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

This is another great book that explains how women can lead in all their endeavours. It is not a typical how to have it all or do it all book but it is really helpful for all women.

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Angela Lee
Angela Lee
Angela is a New York City-based writer with a passion for entertainment, lifestyle, and human-interest stories


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