It's Working Project

"So for me, being an entrepreneur allows me to build something that matters to me while also affording flexibility to spend time with my daughters."

How much leave did you take, and how comfortable were you taking it?

I was granted the six weeks of paid leave under the FMLA and used my vacation to extend it to 13 weeks when my eldest daughter turned 3 moths. I so wish I could have taken more – she was at the best stage right when I had to go back to work and it broke my heart those first weeks.

How easy was it to put a childcare arrangement together and did it work for your family?

Oh this is such a challenge for families! We’ve found that a nanny is the right choice for our family because it affords us the flexibility we need with our careers and the consistency and structure our girls crave.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Missing my sweet girls! I know I occasionally miss out on milestones and it breaks my heart but I know that I’m working for them, too.