In being nicer to ourselves, at the very least?

*This post won’t make everything better at all, but it might help one person a tiny bit, so I wanted to share.

Here’s the thing. I want to write more. Specifically, I want to write more about things including:

  1. Being a working mom,
  2. Being a mom, or even
  3. Being a curious and driven marketer for a super cool company.

I want to share so many things about all of these things, but one thing leads to another, and I am either responding to emails at 9:30 pm on a Tuesday, having a dance party with my sons at 7:15 am…

My little dude Oden hanging at Collective Health.

“How do you balance startup life with being a mom?”

That is the single most common question that I get asked as a working mom who has chosen a career in early stage startups. For years, my honest answer was, “I don’t.” It was just the nature of the business: a startup demands everything of you and more often than not, everything else comes in a distant second.

In 2013, I had my first son while working as a startup marketing consultant. I loved helping build companies at their founding moments, but it also meant that I didn’t have the…

Advice for a happier start to motherhood

The world I entered the moment I became pregnant was surprising in every way. There were the obvious things: a complete freak out about work (I was consulting and on the lookout for my next startup, and the search became a lot more complicated as I got increasingly pregnant, but that’s another story); a lovely three month bout of morning sickness during which I most closely resembled a yeti, and the bizarre and forceful freight train of anxiety and excitement about becoming someone’s Mom that I tried, and usually failed, to hold in about once an hour.

The less obvious…

Lessons learned from 8 months of being a mom

Most days, I feel like a quiet echo to everyone else writing and talking about careers, motherhood and the modern family. I feel myself shaking my head at the five glorious minutes of NPR I hear en route to work — no, no, there is no such thing as balance. I read an OpEd and say, sure - leaning in sounds great. I read a random blog post at 3AM about the virtues of nursing and have a rush of self worth as I tell myself I am doing the right thing.

Then, when I have a moment to sit…

Sarahjane Sacchetti

CMO at Collective Health— driving toward a better healthcare experience for all. proud mama to Odie & Leo and connoisseur of all the pasta.

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