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  • Writer's pictureSteph Meyer

Juggling Two Salons, Motherhood, and Marriage: Finding Balance in the Chaos

As a passionate hairdresser, owning not one, but two bustling salons is a dream come true. But add being a devoted wife and a loving mother into the mix, and suddenly, the balancing act becomes a highwire act. The constant juggle between professional success and personal fulfillment can often leave us feeling like we’re dropping the balls on both ends. But amidst the chaos, there’s a journey of growth, resilience, and finding balance.



The Double Duty Dilemma:

Running two salons while being a wife and a mum is no small feat. There are days when it feels like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to tick off all the to-dos. From managing staff and clients to ensuring the kids are cared for and the household is running smoothly, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And then there’s the relentless tug of mum guilt - the nagging feeling that we’re not giving our all in any one aspect of our lives.


Embracing Imperfection:

In the quest for balance, one lesson stands out - embracing imperfection. It’s okay to admit that we can’t do it all, all the time. There will be days when the salon takes precedence, and others when family demands our full attention. And that’s perfectly fine. Learning to prioritize and delegate is key to staying afloat amidst the chaos.


Finding Moments of Joy:

Amidst the hustle and bustle of running two salons and managing a family, it’s crucial to carve out moments of joy. Whether it’s stealing a quiet moment with a cup of coffee before the salon opens, or enjoying a family dinner with loved ones, these small moments of respite recharge our spirits and remind us of what truly matters.


Pushing Through the Guilt:

Mum guilt is a formidable foe, but it’s essential to push through it. Remind yourself that your dedication to your career is setting a powerful example for your children - showing them the importance of hard work, passion, and perseverance. And while there may be moments of doubt along the way, trust that the sacrifices you’re making today will pave the way for a brighter future for your family tomorrow.


Looking Towards the Future:

In the midst of the chaos, it’s important to keep our eyes on the prize. While the days may be long and the challenges daunting, know that the sacrifices you’re making today are laying the groundwork for a brighter tomorrow. Visualize where you want to be in 5-10 years - both professionally and personally - and let that vision drive you forward, even on the toughest of days.


Juggling two salons, motherhood, and marriage is no easy task, but it’s a journey worth embarking on. Through the highs and lows, the challenges and triumphs, remember to be kind to yourself. Embrace imperfection, find moments of joy amidst the chaos, and push through the mum guilt knowing that it’s all part of the journey towards finding balance and fulfillment. And above all, trust that the sacrifices you’re making today will pave the way for a brighter tomorrow for you and your loved ones.

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