Thursday, October 6, 2016

Who We Are: Mom

Hi again blog word, it's been a long time (Courtney here) - I am super excited to share this descriptive word with you as I have had the privilege to share this title three different times! Maybe you are Mom, Mother, Mommy, or as my kids call me Mama - no matter what noun is used - so much is bestowed when you are given that title, I have to admit that it is one of the toughest gigs I have ever signed myself up for - but also one of the most rewarding. There are times when I feel like I don't measure up and there are times I feel like I am a hero; times I feel like I am failing at it all mom, business, lets not even mention house cleaner and other days when I am totally relating to that Katy Perry song and I am lioness that has all her ***t together! All that to say, there is a lot that goes into being a mom that brings out the best in you, makes you face your weaknesses, get over your self, and at the same time extend yourself grace when all is not perfect!

At C and D 5 out of our 9 employees are Moms and I love it! At any given time you can pop in our office and see a two year old (or two) a baby, or a "big" little kid. We have learned how to roll with sick kids that can't go to school or Babysitters on vacations or husbands that had to work late and still get our jobs done - not by ourselves but with the help of our team. It is totally a no judgement zone and we can freely talk about our struggles and doubts without feeling guilty. I love that everyone's kids are close in age but in different stages so we can help each other through difficult phases with tried and true methods.

I was talking with Dana the other day (really pick any day) and our conversation meandered to greater purposes and "what does it all mean" talk and it dawned on me that maybe our company stands for fellowship and support and an outlet for moms who need to be creative and still be home with kids. Maybe it stands for what could be for the girls who are just starting on their journey with new marriages and careers they are building - showing them a possibility to continue doing what they love and what fulfills them while still raising a family and being present. Maybe it means creating a network where pretense is gone and struggles are real and support is available while trying to navigate those mom waters. Maybe its an illustration to my daughter that she doesn't have to choose one or the other but can work out a balance and see success in both parenting and business. When I really sit back and let those thoughts soak in - if "that's all that it means" then that's more than enough!

The Fam!


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