10 Ways to Balance a Career with a Baby


Avoid Comparisons

You've heard it before: The grass is always greener somewhere else. In every mom's circle of friends or acquaintances there's a paragon of virtue who seems to have it all: success, recognition and a wardrobe with no telltale signs of spit-up or pet hair. The lady down the street who doesn't have to work and the high-powered female executive who just happens to be the boss's daughter are great candidates for a little grousing, and fodder for the occasional pity party. When you focus on what's wrong with your life today by comparing yourself to others, though, it threatens the balance you're trying to create and cultivate -- all for an idea that could be -- and probably is -- way off the mark.