Many Moms don’t have the luxury to be home with their children 24/7. Many don’t even have the blessing of being able to work from home, or have a flexible schedule. As a Mom, a caretaker, and a business owner, I know how hard it can all be. I don’t have all the time in the world, in fact, I’m constantly wishing for more than 24 hours in a day. I know for a fact many of you are too.
Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to meet the Moms of Northwood Realty. The Northwood Moms have the balancing work and life thing down pat! And we all learned some valuable lessons throughout our conversations. These women truly understand the sacrifice that all moms and women make to achieve theirs and their family’s goals. Most of them have admitted to taking their kids to a house showing with them. Some of them have admitted to letting the laundry pile up (I’m guilty as charged!). We also learned that we have to “Be the Best You Can Be Right Now!” – The words from a fellow blogger.
I also learned that many of the bloggers have jobs outside of the house, and yet still make the time for their families and their blogs too. Talk about a balancing act!
The conversation was lively and passionate! And the President, Tom Hosack, had the best quote of the entire evening – “It’s a Mom’s World!” Oh how right he is! I have to admit that if I do decide to work outside the home, Real Estate is at the top of my list. Why? Simple, as many of the Northwood Moms attested, Northwood Realty offers flexibility, and when it comes to salary – the sky’s the limit! You work as much or as little as you want. It’s very comparable to Blogging. If you want Blogging to work for you, then you best believe you need to work your hiney off!
Tom understands the importance of Mom/Women in the workplace and offers them/us a haven. He knows and understands and embraces the passion that Mothers can bring to the workplace if they are allowed. He said he didn’t invent it but embraces it and promotes it whenever he can.
If last week was supposed to be a night of recruitment for real estate agents – they have definitely have me mostly convinced. It’s a matter of finance on my end, but I can definitely see getting into real estate and helping other families find their home – not their house.
It doesn’t have to be a Mom-Eat-Mom world out there if we only stand together and work towards the common goal that many of us have – balance, career, and family.
Let’s continue the conversation: What makes balancing work and family hard for you?