Every day this month, I will be featuring an interview with a working mom just like you. It’s called A Day in the Life of a Working Mom.
We’ll learn about what she does for work, her family life, and….her tips/tricks for getting everything done.
Today’s featured Working Mom is Marquita!
Tell us about your family (married, significant other, children’s ages, etc.).
I am happily married with three children ages 5, 7, 9.
Where do you live?
I live in the DC area.
What do you do for a living?
I am a Director of Marketing for We Mix Drinks, a mobile bar company in the DC area.
How do you fit blogging into the mix (if it’s not your “day job”)?
Being a passionate blogger, I am always thinking as a blogger. I spend majority of my day thinking of new topics to discuss or new marketing strategies to employ. In an effort to minimize my blogging craziness, I keep a journal to jot down any ideas that spring up on me in the course of my day.
What is your typical day like?
My day starts at 7 am when I wake my children up for school. After they’re off to school, I am then creating a list and schedule for my day. Luckily for me, I spend majority of my time out of the office. Its’ pretty much appointment based. My workday usually ends at 4pm. If I don’t have extracurricular activities to complete with my kids, I do homework with my children and start dinner.
What’s the best thing about being a working mom? What’s the hardest thing?
The best thing about being a working mom is being able to financially provide for your family and also being able to apply your skills and talents to a profession you love.
The hardest part is being able to do everything well. It’s a constant juggle.
Do you experience guilt associated with being a working mom?
I don’t experience guilt because I try my hardest to complete everything and if I don’t I am fine with it. In my opinion, It’s all about intent and effort.
As far as my day-to-day responsibilities, I have to schedule everything. Cleaning is scheduled, my kids have chores, chore time is schedule, and homework is scheduled. I plan meals ahead of time and try to get dinner done before 7.
What are your top 3 – 5 tips for keeping everything together?
- Schedule everything.
- Build a trusted network of moms to help – this comes in handy in terms of carpooling and babysitting.
- Don’t compete with other moms – don’t get caught up in the hype of being super mom. Do your best. That’s all that matters.
- Don’t be afraid to hire help or ask for help – motherhood is a tough job. Everyone needs help sometimes.
- Do what makes you happy – Your happiness will keep your family happy.
I am addicted to chocolate! Anything chocolate I love!
Website: The Pretty Brown Bride
What was helpful that you can apply to your work mom life?
Let me know in the comments below. If you have an extra moment, head over to give that working mom some love!
If YOU would like to be featured, send an email to raki at outsidetheboxmom dot com. If all of the October spots have been filled, I will feature your interview in a continued series.