San Ramon, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
Helping moms find work/personal life balance is truly the gift that keeps on giving year round. Women, especially moms, frequently take on too much, put their own needs aside in favor of everyone else’s, and suffer anxiety, depression, and shame because they are unable to be the perfect wife, employee, and mother.
What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day? A day at the spa? A mani-pedi? Or just a day free from cooking and cleaning? Many of the most popular Mother’s Day presents have an underlying theme—giving Mom time to be pampered and cared for. According to Michelle Perry Higgins, author of the Amazon best-seller, Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms: 7 Steps to a Balanced Life, this is exactly what many moms don’t receive throughout the year—but should!
Ms. Higgins says, “It’s important that husbands and families respect and encourage a woman’s journey to balance, not just Mother’s Day but every day, not just for her but for the health and happiness of the entire family.”
“Whether working moms or stay-at-home moms, it’s easy for women to lose their balance and find themselves stressed, short-tempered, and filled with self-doubt.” But what is balance? Ms. Higgins continues, “A balanced mom is one who knows she’s doing her best, is confident about her parenting and other decisions, has enough energy to make it happily through the day, and is realistic about her priorities and limits. A balanced mom is more relaxed, more fulfilled, and able to be more loving. Yes, husbands, I’m talking to you!”
How can husbands and families support a woman in finding balance? Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms presents seven clear steps women can follow to bring themselves and their lives into better balance, based on Ms. Higgins’ personal experience. She debunks the damaging myth of the “Super-Mom” and shows women how to build a supportive network, get help with housework and childcare, put the romance back into a marriage, get a grip on finances, and much more.
Michelle Perry Higgins is the author, financial planner, and principal of California Financial Advisors in San Ramon, California, Ms. Higgins specializes in wealth management and retirement. She’s been featured as a 2012 and 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager Award, Diablo Magazine, and ranked in the Top 50 Women-Owned RIAs in 2013, Top 25 Women RIAs 2012 and 2014 and Top 40 Under 40 by WealthManagement.com.
Maloon, Powers, Pitre & Higgins, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Financial Telesis Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC). Maloon, Powers, Pitre & Higgins, LLC/California Financial Advisors and Financial Telesis Inc. are not affiliated.
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Michelle Perry Higgins