Making It All Work: The Chronicles of a Working Mom

In the next chapter of “Balancing It All….”

I am presenting a workshop tomorrow morning with my colleague and business partner. It is an early-morning presentation, which means I will have to leave really early. The only problem is that tomorrow is picture day for ALL THREE of my kids. That only really matters for my daughter because of her hair. (My two boys will be fine as long as they know what they are wearing.)

So, we went with Plan B. I fixed my daughter’s hair this evening before bed. That will allow me to just touch it up tomorrow before I leave the house at 6:30, which is a full hour before she will need to leave for school.

When I first realized that my early-morning presentation was on picture day this week, I felt all the normal things a working mom might feel — bad, stressed, pulled in a million directions, guilty. But I only allowed that for a moment or two. At that point, I knew my mind had to spring into action to figure out how I could be Mom and Professional tomorrow. And this is what I came up with.

Tomorrow will come, the alarm will go off, and I will be off to the races. But it will all work out. My husband is prepared to fill in the gaps while I’m away from home and it will all work out just fine. He and I have learned to run like a well-oiled machine. If we didn’t, this whole “working mom” thing would be a lot harder than it is. For that I am grateful. I want to be the mom I want to be for my kids and pursue my professional dreams, sometimes at the same moment! And I have assembled the right team around me who helps me to achieve just that.

How are you making it all work in your life?

Who is on your team?

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