"You Cannot Do It All"—7 Moms Share Their Secret to Work/Life Balance

Ah, parentingprobably one of the only professions in the world that is equally as demanding as it is rewarding. For the biggest understatement of the year, the modern mom has her work cut out for her. While she’s busy raising the kids, she’s also actively pursuing a career or her own entrepreneurial pursuits. In fact, "breadwinner moms" are on the rise.

According to Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, mothers are the sole or primary provider in four out of 10 households with children. And while change is coming, moms are still spending twice as much time as their male counterparts on household duties such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and caregiving. 

So how do moms fit it all into a 24-hour day? Is work/life balance achievable or just a myth with a lot of media hype? What’s the secret to getting the balance right? To find out, we tapped some moms #IRL and asked them the million-dollar question: What is your number one tip for achieving work/life balance? The answers were surprising and inspiring, so grab a pen, read on, and write these down. They could change your life.