Being a mom and a business women can be a difficult thing to balance. Here is what Kate Arends thinks about it.
On wearing too many hats:
"Most days I put on these hats in this order: Wife, Mom, Professional Dog Cuddler, Business Owner, Designer, Daughter, Friend and Confidant, Writer, Chef, Semi-Professional Lullaby Singer, Housekeeper and Personal Shopper."
"But all it takes is one hiccup in any one of these areas of my life, and everything else felt like it was spinning out of control."
On the work-life balance myth:
"I don’t believe in finding the perfect balance in work and life anymore because it doesn’t exist. There is no perfect ratio of business to family to friends to make one happy. I find joy in building my business; I also find joy in being with my son. While often, these two points may often be at odds with each other, both round out who I am. And more importantly, what I need."
Read more of Kate's beautiful words on this subject here.