Career Snapshot: 
Kick Ass Moms 


Jen, St Thomas
 

How many kids do you have?  
2 - both girls

What is the title of the current chapter of your life? 
Still Searching 

What is the last picture you took on your phone? 
Deer in Backyard 

What is your favourite mom accessory? 
Hair Elastic - maybe not favorite but necessary! 

What is something (not your family) that you can't live without?  
Books 

If you were a TV/movie mom, who would you be?  
Elyse Keaton - Family Ties 

What is your current job?
Budget & Results Co-ordinator -numbers, numbers, numbers with graphs thrown in every once in a while!

What do you love most about your job?
Flexibility - ability to work from home when necessary

What do you like least about your job?
Changes are a part of any job but when changes are made without consulting those that the change affects the most.

What is the hardest thing about being a mom who also works? 
Guilt - 6 years ago I found myself leaving a position that i had been in for 14 years. This change meant a lot less time off to be able to attend school functions, class trips and being home for PA days. I felt guilty missing these times with my girls.

What is the best thing about being a mom who also works?
Being able to provide my family with a beautiful home and comfortable life.

Sometimes as moms we think we can "do it all". Do you think this is possible?
We sure can try - it's all about balance and self awareness - both for you and your family.

Mom-guilt is something a lot of moms struggle with. Is this something that you struggle with? Is there anything you do to help you overcome/get through your mom guilt? 
Yes I definitely struggle with this! Just know that we can't attend EVERYTHING - it's ok to enlist the help of Dad and Grandparents every once in a while!

What advice would you give to a new mom who is trying to balance her family and her job? 
Take it one day at a time, everyone goes through it and everything is about finding a comfortable balance.