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71% of Moms Have Left Their Jobs Due to a Lack of Flexibility. Here Are Life-Saving Life Hacks for Mom – The Maravi Post

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71% of Moms Have Left Their Jobs Due to a Lack of Flexibility

Being a mom is the most challenging, exhausting, and wonderful job one can ever have. When you are a typical working mother, especially with school-aged children, daily life becomes hectic and feels like a rush from one urgent task to another. Juggling between the demands of your work and childcare feels like you are failing at everything (you are not).

The situation has become even worse because of the coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 has changed the lives of working mothers upside down. It has posed new challenges for all the working mothers all around the world. Many working women felt their hectic and busy work schedule prevented them from seeing and spending quality time with their older people and children.

Also, most women find themselves juggling between the everyday tasks they used to perform daily plus other household tasks that were implemented due to pandemics. It is one of the reasons that

  • About 45% of working mothers with school-aged children were not actively working.
  • Nearly 3.5 million working mothers living with school-aged children left the job between March and April; either they shifted their positions to paid or unpaid leaves or resigned from the employment.

Although, by January 2021, most educational institutions, schools, and colleges started opening slowly; hence,more than 18.5 million working mothers living with school-aged children started working actively but still 1.6 million fewer than in January 2020.

Balancing a work-life and other essential things is very tough for a working mother. So, here are a few life hacks that you can implement daily to ease your work.

1)    Prioritize the tough or time-consuming task

One of the most helpful life hacks for every working mother is first to examine your situation, think about the most crucial task, and how you want to spend your time. Some people have their willpower highest in the morning. When the most time-consuming tasks are done, it feels excellent and such feelings excite you to want to achieve more.

2)    Utilize electronic devices to your advantage

Technology has become way more advanced than ever. One of the most significant life hacks for everyone would be fully utilizing technology, especially in kitchen work. Without a doubt, technology is becoming smarter rapidly, making our daily life easier and more comfortable.

Many different kitchen devices are available in the market, such as robot vacuums, smart cup coffee makers, and the intelligent instant pot that help you do things earlier than you expected.

3)    Get your kitchen before night

It would be a great relief for every working mother to smoothly make things run the following day if the kitchen things were prepped the night before. Try to prepare your kitchen, such as cutting vegetables for morning lunch, washing all the utensils, or preparing breakfast the night before because the last-minute rush can make you stressed out, even afterward.

So, keep yourself away from social media for a while at night and get the kitchen things done.

4)    Get a planner

Getting yourself a planner is one of the simplest yet effective life-hacks for every working mother. Listing all the to-do things can help you remember stuff since it becomes easy to forget when things are piled up. So, writing all the things down enables you to remember and get things done on the scheduled time, saving you a bit of time.

5)    Hire a responsible caretaker

If you cannot manage your time or stress out every time you think of picking your child from school or giving medicine on time to your elder member, hiring a responsible caretaker is an excellent option for you.

There are no rules that say you are only responsible for looking after your family and can not take help from others.

6)    Create an easy-to-follow routine

Routines make life smoother to operate. Creating a straightforward pattern especially for your kids and asking them to follow helps you tremendously ease your work. Teaching your child to wake up with the alarm, brushing their teeth, filling the water bottle, arranging their books according to the routine can ease your morning work to some extent.

But remember to have a visual check of your child’s work.

7)    Manage other people’s expectations

When you are a working mother with school-aged children, there are already lots of things going around that need to be fixed, and if your co-workers ask you to give more extra time besides office time, please be able to tell them that working from home does not mean you are available 24/7.

Set boundaries by telling your company that it does not expect you to be available 24/7. Be open about your personal space and needs.

8)    Learn to ask for help

There is such a thing that mom should not seek help from others or do all the household chores alone. Every person feels relaxed after reaching home from their jobs or after finishing their online duties. But it is not the same in the case of working mothers. Even after having a hectic day, they still need to brace themselves and head towards the kitchen to prepare the meal for the family.

Thus, ask the other family members who could offload your tasks. It’s okay to ask or seek help from others. Divide the household chores among yourself as it becomes tiring and challenging for you to do all the kitchen things alone after having such a busy day.

9)    Learn to negotiate family-friendly work arrangements to support work-life balance

Because of the pandemic, most companies have changed their working patterns by allowing employees to work from home. Thus, a family-friendly work environment can help you to support work-life balance. Be honest with your company about your situation. If the company’s policies do not fit your wish, try to negotiate with the company and explain why and how your request is good for business and you.

10) Change work habits to have a work-life balance

Even though they have a flexible working environment, many working mothers are leaving their jobs because they cannot handle the pressures of work that they have created. So, try to arrange your tough tasks at the beginning of the day instead of at the end.

Set boundaries and learn to say no if your co-workers ask you to do their work. Better try to finish your work within that particular day to have a fresh start the next day and not get any headache from pending work.

11) Get organized

Another effective life hack for every working mother is to keep things minimal and appropriate because we all know how frustrating it gets when we cannot find things when required. Imagine your child or husband always asking you for their socks or clothes when put here and there.

If all the things are organized and kept in the particular place where they are supposed to be, it becomes easy for every family member to get the things without asking multiple questions.

1) Is it wrong to be a working mother?

It is absolutely fine to be a working mother with school-aged children until it starts hampering your personal life. Being a working mother, you are not only supporting your family financially, but it also has many several positive aspects for your kids and family.

2) Does being a working mother become easier?

Handling both inside household work and outside jobs is never an easy task for anyone. However, if you are good at time management, it is also not too difficult to be a working mother. Working mothers indeed need to put extra effort into managing household work and work-life than working fathers.

3) How can a working mother be happy?

Being a working mother is not easy as people often think. It is very tough to maintain your work-life and family. However, spending quality time with your family, implementing the life- hacks as mentioned above, and sparing some time for your self-care helps you be physically and mentally healthy, resulting in a happy life.

Balancing effortlessly both inside and outside works is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, every working mother does it without even complaining about it, but the sad part of the society is that they still get judged by other outsiders for abandoning their children, keeping another person to look after their elderly parents or their kids, or not giving the proper amount of time for their family.

Deciding to be a working mother or resigning from your job is your choice, and you should not be told by others what you have to do because choosing to be a working mother is a thing of pride and should be admired, not be shamed or judged.

If you don’t find your working environment as flexible as you wish, contact your company, tell them about the problem you are facing, and try to negotiate between the company to not hamper your personal life and your working productivity.

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Still ‘not clear’ whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than Delta: WHO – The Maravi Post

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The experts of the UN health agency said researchers in South Africa and around the world are currently conducting studies to better understand the aspects of Omicron, but as of right now, it is not clear whether it is more transmissible compared to other variants, including Delta.

“The number of people testing positive has risen in areas of South Africa affected by this variant, but epidemiologic studies are underway to understand if it is because of Omicron or other factors”, WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) explained in a statement.

The Group also highlighted that it is not clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease compared to infections with other variants.

“While preliminary data suggests that there are increasing rates of hospitalization in South Africa, this may be due to increasing overall numbers of people becoming infected, rather than a result of a specific infection with Omicron”, the experts said.

They added that currently there is no information to suggest that Omicron causes different COVID-19 symptoms.

Higher risk of reinfection

However, the TAG-VE reaffirmed that preliminary evidence indicates that people who have previously had COVID-19 could become reinfected more easily with Omicron when compared to other variants of concern.

So far, the initially reported infections were among younger individuals who tend to have more mild disease, “but understanding the level of severity of the Omicron variant will take days to several weeks”, the experts said.  

The group emphasised that is working with partners to understand the potential impact of this variant on vaccines, the effectiveness of current PCR tests, and existing treatments, but more information is still needed.

Keep the borders open and follow science

As a growing number of countries have imposed flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the Omicron variant, the UN health agency urged them to follow evidence and International Health Regulations calling for ‘borders to remain open’.

While travel restrictions may play a role in slightly reducing the spread of COVID-19, ‘they place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods’, the agency said in a statement published on Sunday.

“If restrictions are implemented, they should not be unnecessarily invasive or intrusive and should be scientifically based, according to the International Health Regulations which is a legally binding instrument of international law recognized by over 190 nations”, WHO highlighted.

While investigations continue into the Omicron variant, the UN agency recommends countries to take a risk-based and scientific approach and put in place measures that can limit its possible spread.

“With the Omicron variant now detected in several regions of the world, putting in place travel bans that target Africa attacks global solidarity. COVID-19 constantly exploits our divisions. We will only get the better of the virus if we work together for solutions,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

Flight bans have been imposed on southern African countries, but so far only two have detected the new variant. Meanwhile, countries in other regions have reported cases of Omicron.

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Star designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer after private battle – LVMH – The Maravi Post

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Star Black designer Virgil Abloh, the men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton since 2018 and founder of label Off-White, has died from cancer which he had been fighting privately for several years, French fashion conglomerate LVMH (LVMH.PA) said on Sunday.

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Louis Vuitton’s Founder Virgil Abloh Dies At 41 What Happened To Him? Wife Name & Images

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News is coming that the famous American designer and entrepreneur named Virgil Abloh have left the world and his death news is creating a buzz on social media as plenty of his followers are delivering tributes on his untimely death. Famous Indian Rapper and singer Badshah took his Instagram and posted a story. Many other big celebs who were in his touch are mourning his death. The death news has shocked many of his close ones and people are keen to know about his death cause.

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Virgil Abloh Death Cause

Very famous Designer from America Virgil Abloh has died today at the age of 41, he was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and the founder of the Off-White label. As per the reports the 41 years old designer lost his life after privately battling against a rare aggressive form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma which is the most aggressive malignant primary cardiac tumor. Undoubtedly he was one of the most influential designers of his generation, he had been privately battling the disease for many years.

Amidst many tributes, Bernard Arnault, chief executive and chairman of LVMH said “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom”. However, in the post, you can see his love and respect towards Abloh. Many other big names took their social media and showed their pain of losing him so as per this you can take the idea about his fan base that he must get by the determination towards his work. In the year 2018 March Abloh joined Vuitton and just after his joining the first show in the same year June marked a new chapter in the world and the history of fashion and it was called the moment of streetwear crashing the hallowed halls of luxury brands.

Born on September 30, 1980, in Rockford, Illinois, U.S. the founder of and CEO of Off-White Artistic Director of menswear at Louis Vuitton closed his eyes forever on the 28th of November 2021 at the age of 41 after losing the battle against cardiac angiosarcoma. In the year 2009 Abloh married Shannon Sundberg and the couple has 2 children. No doubt his untimely demise has shaken so many people and everyone is mourning today of his death, may his soul rest in peace, our deepest condolences are with his family and kin.

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