While attending London’s red carpet premiere of her new movie, Killers, with Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl was asked by a reporter if she and husband Josh Kelley want to add another baby to the family. People reported that Heigl responded, “I hope so,” and she explained how hard it is to balance a career and motherhood.  Heigl and Kelly already have an 18-month-old daughter Naleigh, who was adopted from South Korea last September.What does it take to balance motherhood and a life?

Cupid’s Advice

Plan for everything!

1. Expect the unexpected: One of the first rules of parenting is that the unexpected happens more often than not, so you must be willing to work outside the box in order to maintain any semblance of normalcy.

2. Be flexible: You want to go out to dinner with your spouse, but your child has a class project due tomorrow and you promised to help.  What do you do?  Assist with the project and reschedule the date.  If you are going to add to this family dynamic, you need to be able to split up your time effectively between the kids, your partner, and your own life.

3. Make time for yourself: You’ve just added another child to your family, and there seems to be no time for anything but work, kids, partner, sleep.  If you continue on that path, you will eventually crash.  Set some time each week for yourself.  Whether it’s a day at the salon, hanging out with friends, or going to a concert, take a breather.  You need vegging out time, too.