I’d create a free, secret spa in the back of all Targets for all moms. That spa would have a pelvic floor specialist.
# of Children and their Ages:
What do you love about being a working mom?
Making money. I always grew up thinking that being financially driven was a bad thing, that it was greedy.
But there’s strength in a woman who makes money and can give back to organizations and communities that might be otherwise overlooked by men.
I take pride in financial success now and the ability to give back is one of the (many) reasons I love what I do.
What is the biggest challenge of being a working mom?
Chronic fatigue and the myth that you can have work/life balance.
Something must give and there’s always guilt associated with that give.
It makes me tired. So does my 4 year old sleeping with me every night.
If you had a magic wand, what one thing would you change about working mom life?
I’d create a free, secret spa in the back of all Targets for all moms.
What tips do you have for other working moms?
I take all my parenting advice from Bluey. Chilli Heeler is good at this whole working mom/wife thing. Watch and learn.
Any relationship tips for working moms?
Laughter gets my husband and I through it all.
Find people that make you laugh so hard you pee your pants (not too hard for most of us moms!).
And on that note, the Target spa would have a pelvic floor specialist.
What's the best piece of advice your own mother gave you?
My Mom is a Stanford undergrad and Stanford MBA. She went to work in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s as an investment banker. She was very successful, but it was in a time that women had very little support.
The dress code didn’t permit her to wear pants for many years into her career...
I watched her grind and work insanely hard to “prove herself” and build a career that was considered one for males. It was a consistent demonstration of resilience and hard work in an often unfriendly environment. It was also a testament to the importance of a supportive partner (my Dad was her biggest cheerleader).
So I guess, less advice, and more a demonstration of grit.
What stresses you out?
When people put toilet paper on the holder wrong (it should fold over).
How do you mother yourself?
- Walk barefoot outside
- Watch horrible reality TV
- Write mediocre poetry
- Regularly go down Tik Tok rabbit holes
- Buy lots of crystals
(not all at the same time)
How and why do you take CBD?
I’ve been reading a ton about Mommy wine culture (we are inundated with alcohol marketing as moms as a solution for relaxation). CBD is a really good alternative to alcohol.
I also have no chill.