14 May 5 Powerhouse Moms and 15 Surprising Reflections
Alison Brod, PR Firm Owner, Mom of 2
Bonnie Fuller, Editor, Hollywood Life, Mom of 4
Mel Robbins, Radio Personality, Mom of 3
Kelly Rutherford, Actress, Gossip Girl, Mom of 2
If you didn’t work, you…
Alison Brod: “This question I can’t comprehend because I can’t imagine not working.”
Bonnie Fuller: “wouldn’t be able to express myself creatively.”
Mel Robbins: “would drive my family insane.”
Katie Rosman: “would be looking for a job.”
Kelly Rutherford: “wouldn’t have as much to offer.”
The two keys to having a successful home and work life are:
Alison Brod: “planning ahead and getting enough sleep.”
Bonnie Fuller: “a supportive partner who shares the load, and not driving yourself crazy with mommy guilt. Plus work out!”
Mel Robbins: “Clarity and an army. You’ve got to know what you want, and be willing to ask people around you to help you get it done.
Katie Rosman: “investing a lot of time into your personal relationship with your child care providers and never apologize to your kids for working.”
Kelly Rutherford: “focus on what you are doing in the moment and know that they both feed the other in a very positive creative way.”
Mommy guilt is…
Alison Brod: “always feeling as if you are in the wrong place.”
Bonnie Fuller: “completely useless!”
Mel Robbins: “self-inflicted, ineffective bullshit when you do it to yourself, but it’s a great tool to manipulate your family.”
Katie Rosman: “something all mothers confront but giving into it is a waste of energy because guilt is toxic and has no positive benefits.”
Kelly Rutherford: “a learned thing and does not help anyone.”
Samantha Ettus is a bestselling author, media personality and speaker, passionate about helping working moms to design a successful and happy lifestyle. Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org or @samanthaettus.
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