Last week while I was on a play date, a friend asked me a simple question: What do you want out of MORE? And I gave her the most authentic answer that I could. I said I want MORE for me.
There was no hiding the bump. When Meghan Leatherman interviewed for a communications manager position with Social Venture Partners Arizona in Phoenix, she was noticeably pregnant — something women often worry will limit their chances of being hired.
The fun starts today! We're teaming up with College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors of N. Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona to host the MORE Summer Fun #Giveaway! Win a 2-night stay to the luxurious Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain resort, 2 nights free babysitting + much, much more!
Is balance a myth?
Balance. It’s akin to a foreign word to most of us who spend our working lives attempting to be everything: a great parent, a great spouse, a great employee, a great volunteer, a great leader, a great athlete, etc. Are we able to achieve greatness at anything when we’re trying to excel at everything?
As a graphic designer, working remotely and freelancing were already part of my life before I became a mom, and I assumed that kids would fit pretty easily into my lifestyle. I was wrong. Since my son was born, I’ve learned a lot that’s helped me become a better parent and a better business owner. Here are four tips I wish someone had told me before I became a mompreneur.
My mother, like 1 in 6 women in America, is a rape survivor and that is how she began her motherhood journey. She gave up on school and a professional career to be with her kids. There was no dilemma when it came to work and family for my mother. Her top priority was and has always been, her kids. Behind every mother's day is a woman's story. I captured a little bit of my mother's story on The New MORE podcast this week. What is your mother's story?
If you could have more of anything right now what would it be?
If you had asked me that question before I became a mother, I would have had a laundry list of responses; I want more opportunities, more vacations, more money, more clients, more bedrooms, more ... But now when I think about what I want more of, everything boils down to one word — time.
There's always more to do than there is the time to do it. And when you have children it feels like everything is moving at double the pace. Most of us don't notice it, because we're running on autopilot — until life happens and we're forced to step back and reflect on the things we've missed. And the value of time.