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  • on 20.12.2008
  • at 12:51 PM
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This Baby Means Business 0

Dec20

My mom was always a stay-at-home mom, and that’s what I always wanted to be when I grew up. However, I found myself following a completely different path when I began my career in advertising. I soon realized I really enjoyed working closely with my clients to help them grow their businesses; it is an effort that is both challenging and rewarding. I also think that a large amount of my dedication is derived from my longing for the social aspect of constantly working with people.

Three years ago, my husband and I started our family and the juggling began. Now, three children later and still juggling, I find myself getting better with practice. God knew what He was doing when He made women multi-taskers. I believe motherhood is a role that entails a good balance between care-giving and self-fulfillment.

I have been blessed with the rare opportunity to continue working and bringing my babies to work with me. It helps that our office is in a home setting, with access to a kitchen and a comfortable nursing environment. It is also a blessing that babies sleep a lot and I work with a wonderful group of people in and out of the office. Our youngest has not only debuted in her first commercial at four weeks old, but has been to numerous commercial shoots, radio ad recordings, company and client meetings, and has even attended Quincy’s premier service league, The Noon Kiwanis.

I attribute my ability to meet the demands of a working mother to numerous people who are a part of my life. The foundation of my success is my strong faith in Christ, the only One who can give us the strength to juggle. As my life goes on, I continuously pray for strength, guidance, and patience. In addition, I have a loving spouse who’s never hesitant to do his share around the home – household chores, grocery shopping, giving baths, and changing diapers are all great examples. I really don’t know how single moms do it all! My wonderful family assists in every way possible, helping to raise our children with the same values and morals we were raised with – not to mention saving us the huge expense of daycare.

Some of the greatest supporters in my life aren’t even the ones I spend time with during my time off or on the weekends. Much of my reinforcement comes from the people I deal with during work hours at the office or at local businesses. I have an exceptional employer who is creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about what we do as an agency. So passionate, in fact, as to allow my colleagues and myself the chance to be a mommy while still getting the job done. Probably my largest asset as a working mother, however, would be my clients. Many of them are parents or grandparents as well, and all of them know the importance of family.

Being a full-time employee while dealing with the full-time responsibility of motherhood can seem a little overwhelming at times, but I will never regret a minute of it. The extra time I get to spend with each of my children is an opportunity many mothers never get, and the experience is something that can never be replaced.

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