I love modeling to our son that females are equal in all aspects, demonstrating that our family works as a team, and raising a self sufficient son/husband.
# of Children and their Ages:
One, age 23
What do you love about being a working mom?
I love modeling to our son that females are equal in all aspects, demonstrating that our family works as a team and raising a self sufficient son/husband. Due to my travel schedule, my husband and our son have become best friends.
My identity is not attached to one specific description.
As a working mom, time spent with family is precious… so it’s quality time- hiking, biking, skiing, surfing, traveling and discovering new interests together.
What is the biggest challenge of being a working mom?
Missing a few BIG moments (his first steps), and work travel when family members are sick.
If you had a magic wand, what one thing would you change about working mom life?
We must find a way to provide quality childcare while reducing the exorbitant cost for every working mom. The cost was negligible between daycare and full time nanny in our area, and regardless of a working moms salary, is always very expensive- cost is insane.
What tips do you have for other working moms?
Schedule sleep - sleep is important for everyone, as well as alone time with partner.
Develop a great network and reciprocate. Everyone needs help from time to time.
Take care of physical and mental self- schedule yourself in for yoga, walk, alone time to catch up w partner and w friends.
Any relationship tips for working moms?
Connect with non moms via work, gym, book club, ceramics, etc. and continue to invest / develop your own interests, hobbies, and skill set.
What's the best piece of advice your own mother gave you?
Make your own life/ money.
What stresses you out?
When my son, husband, dog are hurt (sometimes in a different rank order).
How do you mother yourself?
Skiing, surfing, yoga, bad TV, wine…spending time with my husband.
How and why do you take CBD?
I do not ingest now, although I do use CBD topicals for my injuries- I feel they work. I am not opposed to internal ingestion at all- I will try it at some point.
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