Jennifer Fink is a VP of Sales, a mom of 2 and a wife who is not only balancing it all but sharing how to give yourself grace and patience as a working mom. From the challenges of being a working mom and traveling to working on your marriage when you feel like ships in the night, Jennifer shares her tips on how she is managing her busy life while still being present for her children.
You can do all the things...it just takes some patience.
What we’re talking about
- Stages of Life
- Challenges of Being a Working Mom
- Working Mom Tips
Babies Grow Up Into Children
As a new mom, you are truly in the thick of it with long nights, new schedules and a brand new person. Jennifer reminds us that it’s all a stage and babies don’t stay babies forever, they grow up and quite quickly. Jennifer says the most challenging stage of children for her is middle and high school ages because life lessons are being learned and you have to be prepared for bigger conversations, no matter what your work day was like.
Challenges and Rewards of Being a Working Mom
Falling into the comparison trap and questioning yourself is one of the biggest challenges Jennifer said working moms face. Just as we see imposter syndrome on social media, it’s real for working moms who aren’t sure if they’re doing it right or should be doing it at all. With those challenges though, also come many rewards, such as raising children who understand that you can work and be a parent and that there are ways to manage it all.
Finding Time For Yourself
New moms will find it difficult to make time for themselves while maintaining a new schedule and new baby, but Jennifer reminds us that it’s ok to ask for help, find a babysitter and give yourself time to adjust and get back into your groove. Be patient with yourself, your kids and your partner because it’s a learning curve for everyone.
Give yourself time and patience because you’re doing a great job!
Um, That's an Amazing Quote!
There is no manual for kids.
It’s ok not to have every answer.
Cooking is my therapy.
"I can remember clearly my daughter was like, I want to work mom, like you and she was proud of me and my husband about how we manage everything and recognize that it’s not easy. There’s a lot to manage, but I was super proud when they said “wow we do it all.” And I say “we” because I don’t do it alone."
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