The Proverbs 31 Woman versus Super Mom

I had posted a question on The Naptime CEO Facebook page about which characteristic of the Proverbs 31 woman is your favorite. Surprisingly, some of the responses were that she hires people to help. This is a topic that is full of conflict for many moms.

If I asked you if you could use help around your house, how many of you would say yes?
Now, how many of you would feel guilty for having someone else come in to help around your house?

I fully admit I need help around the house, but for the longest time I felt like I was failing as a wife/mother/business owner if I didn’t do it all myself. The problem was I wasn’t getting any of it done well.

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Training Materials, Rice, and Stickers

I know it’s been a while and I have so many great stories to share. It’s been busy here with me traveling and then getting called for jury duty – which by the way was fascinating. I know everyone tries to get out of jury duty, but it’s so interesting. I’m actually very glad I was chosen and got to sit on a jury. If you have the chance, do it.

Ok, a couple weeks ago I was preparing for the first session of a Six Sigma Black Belt course I’m teaching. I had everything ready except the CDs for the students with the training material. I decided to bring my laptop upstairs and burn the CDs in the kitchen while my kids ate lunch. It was Naomi’s day off how hard could this be? HAHAHA!

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Staples and Schedules

Ok, if you’ve noticed my tagline, you’ll see that it reads part-time CEO and full-time mom. The reason I picked it is two-fold, first because I don’t work a traditional five-day week. The other reason is because I think most moms regardless of how many hours a week you work are still a mom and when a child is sick or gets hurt, you a usually the one that stays with the child.

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Inaugurations, Snow Storms, and Clients

So I have to confess I have been very conflicted all day over a few issues. Of course, today is the inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Obama. I was a bit surprised at feeling so conflicted. While I did not vote for him, I had committed after the election to be open to his presidency because I believe in our process and our constitution. Yet, when I got up this morning, I felt sad and frustrated when I didn’t want to be. I am glad we can look beyond a person’s skin color and elect them into office, yet his policies and stance on many issues unnerve me. I will continue to pray for him and all our elected officials, but I’m also going to speak up when I think they’re wrong.

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Timing Is Everything

So I thought I would share with you an incident that happened over the holidays. As I’ve mentioned before in this blog, balancing my roles as Mom and CEO can be quite a challenge. Some days I do well, some days not so well. Of course, having Naomi here makes a huge difference for me to get it right. However, over the holidays we all took “vacation.” That doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t work – it just wasn’t formally planned. Here’s my case in point…

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Business and Babies Background

Let me start this blog by saying I don’t know much about them, except for one or two that I occasionally read. I’m not even sure if people will find and read this blog. Before I had children, I enjoyed journaling, but have not been able to find the time to do that. I figure this will be a good outlet for me to keep friends and family up-to-date, and something I can look back on.

There are lots of challenges and joys of running a consulting firm out of your home – especially when you have two toddlers running around the house. The focus of this blog will be to give others a sneak-peek of my life and how I try to juggle everything.

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