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?
We’ve all had them –- describe your most trying/embarrassing/don’t-want-to-remember-this moment as a professional mom so far:
I have so many. I would say my pumping days were pretty challenging. When I was at Sesame Work Shop, we had a strategic meeting offsite at a restaurant meeting room. There was no place to pump, and I had to go to a coat closet. So I shut the door and started pumping. When I was done, I tried to open the door but the handle broke and I was locked up in there for 30 minutes with my breast milk in hand. It was embarrassing; nobody knew where I was. I was banging on the door trying to get help.
How do you de-stress and relax?
I sleep, read mindless magazines or watch the Jon Stewart show. I also take hikes with my husband and kids. I find being with my children very relaxing. To me, relaxing is doing things you don’t get to do enough. I could never spend enough time with my children.
One thing that you have or do that makes your busy life easier:
I have three things: Blackberry, GPS, Blue tooth in the car
One thing that would make your life easier would be:
More time, time is my most scarce asset.
If you could afford to stay at home, would you still choose to work? Why?
Yes I would still chose to work because I’m a multi dimensional person and I have a lot of things I want to do in life. I want to give back to my community, to my children, to workforce, to society. I want to be a good role model for my children. Being a working mom is a good role model for them. Things don’t come easily. You have to work for what you have. It is also important to teach my kids that everything you have is not yours –- some part goes to charity. It’s their responsibility to give back, and that’s what it means to be a productive member of the society.