My Story

I had high hopes of being a stay at home mom.  In fact, I passed on getting an MBA because I thought it would not be a good use of my money, given that one day I had plans to get married and have children...lots of them.  Had my parents agreed to foot the bill....who knows the life I might have led.  Thank you Mom and Dad for your wisdom!  Anything worth having is worth working for.

Little did I know that being a working mom was as much a blessing as being a mom.  I learned this after having my fourth (and final) child. Coming off a relatively stressful and political work environment, I decided that I was done with being a working mom.  I quit.  Cold turkey.

Dazed and confused, I didn't realize that without a job and career, I felt a little lost.  Yes, I lOVE being a mom, and a hands-on one at that. But I guess I'm just not that interesting if I'm not working on someone else's interesting life and work.

That's when opportunity knocked and I was back to work.  But on my terms -- with flexibility to work from home most days, drive my kids to school, pick them up, host play dates, volunteer in the classroom and chaperone field trips.  Granted, I often stayed up until 2:00 am getting my work done, but it was the price I had to pay to be the kind of mom that I wanted to be and the kind of employee that I needed to be.

I've been working while momming ever since.  For almost a decade, under my own company, helping start-ups and turn-around companies tell their stories.  So there you have it, that's my story.


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