Name: Kelley Statham
Children: Emmie – 22 months
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Work Location: I commute to an office
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How do you find time for everything you need to do? What falls off your radar?
I make lists, lots of them. Cleaning always gets pushed off in favor of something more fun. I grocery shop/run errands/do laundry on my lunch break most days. I find creative ways and times to get things done that HAVE to be done in order to make more room for the fun stuff.
Describe your childcare arrangement.
My daughter has been in daycare since she was 10 months old. She’s almost 2 now and still loves it.
What does the word balance mean to you?
Balance is what I am always striving for, yet rarely find. It’s a constant juggling act. Some days it goes in my favor, some days not. I just do the best I can do balance everything each day, knowing that tomorrow is a new day and a new chance.
What is your best time saving tip?
Tackle things as a group, it makes the work go faster!
What is your favorite go to meal to feed your family during the week?
Our easy, quick, go-to is usually nachos – that way everyone can pick their own toppings, less chance for whining. Breakfast for dinner is also a favorite!
Would you like to take a nap?
I’m napping right now. It’s called multitasking.
What are your top two pros and cons of being a working mom?Pros 1. I get to have adult interaction and feel like I am needed, beyond just by my family. 2. I am contributing financially so that we can do more of the fun things
Cons 1. I miss my girl like crazy and feel like I don’t always get enough time with her during the week. But it makes the weekends that much sweeter. 2. There never seems to be enough hours in the day
Did you pump at work? If so, what was your experience?
Do you have any advice for a new mom who is about to go back to work?
Pick a daycare that you feel comfortable with. Call a million times a day if that helps you deal with it. Make sure the time you spend with your child is quality.
Thanks, Kelley! Be sure to check out her blog and show her some #workingmama love!