Staying calm and not mixing stress of work and home life and vice versa.
Remembering that my husband and I do things differently and that is okay. As long as he is helping, things get done and our daughter is happy - it is great that they are spending time together.
Can you talk about what that balance means for you and ways – however small or big – you’ve managed to find it?
Balance means not trying to please all people all the time. I used to try, but my family comes first. I make choices to be home more and to spend quality time with my daughter and husband. It is important to say no when you can, but you also need to realize that there is life outside the home and setting time aside with your spouse is crucial, too.
Professional moms know that the way to keep our sanity is by not being perfect at everything. What are some things you are not perfect about?
I am not good at holding my ground during tantrums. I often give in to avoid a full-fledged meltdown, especially in public.
We’ve all had them – describe your most trying/embarrassing/don’t-want-to-remember-this moment as a professional mom so far:
When my daughter was under a year old, I had to travel for a meeting. I was nursing and had to run to the school bathroom to express my milk because it was dripping. It was humiliating.
How do you de-stress and relax?
I work out and walk everywhere I can. It makes for really nice time for myself and I get to experience New York again on my time.