Can a Woman Really Have it All… ?

by Marsha Glover

Can a woman really have it all…?

I remember speaking to a girlfriend of mine and she told me she does not believe a woman can have it all…”it’s either career or family you can’t have both…and you definitely can’t look fab doing both.” She has a very successful career, is a single mom, (a good mom if I might add) and she is fab. She referenced the fact that I had stopped practicing as an RN because the hours impeded on my family time. Although she was partially right about why I gave up practicing, I don’t agree that a woman can’t have it all!! look at ‪Beyoncé‬…. Ok! I know, I know, ‪Beyoncé‬ also has what most of us career mom’s don’t…millions in the bank which provides tons of support and a glam squad that can keep her looking good having it all…
I may not be ‪Beyoncé‬ however I do believe we can balance both career and home and still look good doing so.  It is a lot! I know for me it is; Balancing both career and home especially when you are an entrepreneur.  I have children in 4 different schools which means four different calendars.  Keeping up with my children’s calendars is a job by itself.   Then there is the household!  Housekeeping, cooking and my least favorite, the laundry (its always So much of it).

Between the kids calendars and household duties its difficult to find time to take care of yourself much less a career… I get it!   I never said its was easy  having it all.  It is a juggling act trying to balance it all.   In addition I am not saying I have it all, I am still trying to figure it out just like anyone else.   However I have learned thus far is that it requires a lot of good organization and time management.  I am writing this blog now in the car while my husband is driving, the kids are in the back of the car arguing amongst themselves and my youngest blasting a cartoon on his IPad.  I am tuning them out and taking advantage of the time.   I promise myself that I have to carve time out to do something for me and this Personal Blog is an example of doing just that.  They’re clean, safe and entertaining themselves so I can take this time.   I also have to repeat the following to myself every now and then:

I, Marsha, will not let the weight of being an entrepreneur mom and wife keep me in sweats and oversized tees day after day… I will wear stilettos, lipstick, and do my hair…

I will date my husband, do homework, paint my nails, sip tea with friends, do laundry and cook dinner (not at the same time:). Most of all I will not be seen driving a station wagon or minivan with the sliding door in carpool or to soccer practice.   I will attempt to have it ALL and look fabulous doing so!

8 Comments

  • Keneithia Cook June 26, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Thanks for the encouragement! I too, believe that we as women can have it all! I commend you for following your dreams! Balance is the key!

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    • Marsha Chin-Glover July 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you for your comments! Your comments are my encouragement!

      Reply
  • Debi Chin June 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Yes we can have it all. Balance is definitely the ???? to it. And as women we juggle multiple hats regardless. That’s just in our nature. It might be tough at times but we get it done.There’s no stopping you!

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    • Marsha Chin-Glover July 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Balance is the key!! You said it well… I feel like a juggler sometimes in the circus but I love it!

      Reply
  • Robin June 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    This really speaks to me as a mom of 2. Trying to balance
    work & family life can be overwhelming at times. However, we ALL can have it all it just takes balance & a great support
    system.

    Reply
    • Marsha Chin-Glover July 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      I so agree that it takes balance and support. I also am learning that good time management skills help:):)

      Reply
  • ALLISON June 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    We can have it all especially if we marry rich in support! I credit my supportive husband. Without my husband’s help it would be so difficult to have a great career and family.

    Reply
    • Marsha Chin-Glover July 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      YES!!!! So true! Its great to have that support!

      Reply

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