I have never been perfect about anything, so now that I am a working mom, I fit right in. No, I’m kidding. I don’t know anyone, working or not working who strives for perfection. If they do, they have really really good help around the house. That helps.
We’ve all had them – describe your most trying/embarrassing/don’t-want-to-remember-this moment as a professional mom so far:
Absentmindedly writing a grocery list (like for bottles, formula) on a meeting agenda for a meeting and then using that version as the master copy for my clients and coworkers. Ooops!
How do you de-stress and relax?
Blog. Take walks. Read books to my son.
One thing that would make your life easier would be: Live-in manicurist
If you could afford to stay at home, would you still choose to work? Why?
I can actually afford to stay at home, so this is a personal decision that I made to work because I need that outlet – the connection to other professionals. I’m too hyper to stay at home all day. I don’t know how SAHMs do it. I give them a ton of credit.
What’s your advice for fellow professional moms?
Don’t try to plan ahead. Take it day by day. No one knows what the future will bring. (I’m beginning to sound like Yoda.)
Do you feel a lot of guilt as a professional mom? What are your strategies for dealing with it?
All moms feel guilty- even if they stay at home. I would be lying if I didn’t say I felt guilty sometimes, but I try to remind myself that my son’s happy, I’m happier and we’re all doing ok.