Working moms miss moments in our children’s life. I have been criticized for being a working mom. I have questioned being a working mom. I have embraced being a working mom. I have felt peace being a working mom. I have tried to find balance in being a working mom. Yesterday through the weekend, I am on my second out of state business trip of the year. It is a significant change from my former private sector career that had significant business travel to my now state government role. I have been home for moments with my husband and kids 90% more this year than my previous career. But today…
I packed my suitcase yesterday morning for this trip after taking the girls to their home daycare and 30 minutes before I had to leave for the airport. I still remembered how to pack efficiently like my former days of intense business travel.
I am staying in a hotel room in silence, where I will hardly be because of tours and meetings throughout the next few days.
I get to learn from small business owners, value added agriculture companies, biotechnology stakeholders and a dairy farmer this weekend. Today I learned all about the amazing process of how wood veneer is made in Indiana.
|Hunter’s first home run, June 21, 2012