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I Work from Home but I Mom from Everywhere

Written By: Lauren Howard

I got a full makeover during a business call. 

By a 5-year-old. 

Her color palettes were, uh, fascinating. 

Not what I would have chosen, but she’s an artist with a vision and who am I to argue?

The hairstyle was on point. I mean, many points. There were lots of different peaks. 

We talked projections and partnerships while I was [gently] stabbed in the eye repeatedly.

Our childcare had to leave and while my 7-year-old was happily reading a book, my 5-year-old neeed more activity than that. 

She was supposed to be coloring while I took the call, but she found my makeup bag and that was way more interesting. Before I knew it, there was blush and eyeshadow and concealer in places where I would not have chosen for them. I wasn’t on video, so my colleague was none-the-wiser.

She painted silently while I worked, and that in and of itself was a victory. The outcome was more Angelica from Rugrat's doll than I would have picked, but again, she had a vision.

Sometimes, I have to be both a mom and a business owner. In fact, I play both roles together more often than I get to play them separately. 

I would not have it any other way. 

I work from home, but I mom from everywhere.


Founder & CEO at elletwo


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