I learned lots while on maternity leave. I thought I would dedicate my “Back to work,” blog to you.
I am a working mother. I am a terrible cook and I don’t separate laundry. Our craft projects are off the cuff because I’m not one to prepare ahead of time.
I run really fast, not physically, but in life, but I promise to make every ball game you ever play. Please accept that I will likely be rolling in on three wheels in the third inning wearing dress clothes because I got to pitch a great deal. Don’t worry, the client will say yes, because people always say yes to experts of their craft.
I’ll never be the room mom at school, but I’ll be the mom that expects a lot. A lot of manners, lots of kindness and a whole truck load of equality.
I’ll cheer for all the moms who are trying their best, even when their “best” doesn’t feel good enough. I’ll raise you to build up others. I’ll raise you to understand the value of a dollar. You’ll understand business and you will never complain about the ads while watching Cocomelon, “THAT’S HOW WE PAY OUR MORTGAGE GRACE!”
I own an advertising agency with my best friends and I am equally as proud of that as I am having you as my children. You’ll have to be okay with this, Bottom Line was my identity before the two of you were born.
My wish for you both is that I hope you build a life you don’t need a vacation or an escape from. My wish is that you know how much I love you and while I’m a working mom, I’m a better mom for that.
The bottom line is this:
If you’re a mom, find a pro-mom workplace. Find someone that thinks you’re an absolute star for doing what you do. Find a business owner who thinks you can do it all. I think you can do it all. I believe in you.
Grace & Gingers Mom, and partner of Bottom Line Marketing “Kendall.”