“I think part of the struggle for us is to ask the right question which is: How do I get my children motivation to the right direction?,” Dr. Kathy says. “If we are honest too, sometimes, it’s a reflection of our behavior. We are modeling in front of our children all the time, and so when we see them be impatient, stingy, unkind, could it be that they have noticed us being that way lately?”
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“Some days, I’m an incredible entrepreneur, an incredible business owner, and a terrible mom. Sometimes, I’m a great mom and a terrible business owner, and that’s just because it doesn’t balance out,” Hope says. “One of my favorite quotes is that we expect women to work like they don’t have children and to raise children as if they don’t work.”
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“My go-to advice is not to overthink it because for a lot people, they end up talking themselves out of starting,” said Stacy. “So many times, I stand with the moms at my daughter’s school, and they say, ‘I’ve thought about doing this for years, and I really want to do this someday.’ But there’s always a reason why now is not the right time. However, there will never be the perfect time.”
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“Our kids all want to feel seen, heard, known, respected and validated,” says Tiffany. “Our kids are raw material to be molded so our constant expectation that they’re going to be perfect is always a disappointment to us because that’s is not who they are. And neither are we.”