As I type this, it’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States — but as it turns out, I’m not in the United States. Nor am I on one of my seemingly endless business trips that more and more seem to take me away from my daughter and wonderful husband. No, this time, for once, I’m on holiday in Mexico — spending hour after hour of quality time with my family, snorkeling and playing in the sand. I’m reconnecting with my family in a way that, for this moment in time anyway, helps me forget the normal hustle and bustle of our daily routine — the parts of our life that make it exciting, exhausting, but ultimately gratifying.
I’m Karen, and I’m thrilled to be joining Robyn and the rest of the team at Work It, Mom! Normally, I work as in-house counsel for a small-by-some-standards-large-by-others corporation in Houston, Texas. My days are spent trucking my four-year-old daughter, Alex, to and from her preschool, her gymnastic classes and her ballet classes; interspersed with handling software licensing, employment and intellectual property issues at my employer, and combined with squeezing in quality time with Alex, my husband Marcus and, of course, myself. Overall, I think my life, while sometimes exhausting, is rather exhilarating. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’ll likely spend my moments here at Work It, Mom! sharing some of my thoughts on living such a frenetic life, though sometimes I’ll ask for advice — because some of the best advice I’ve received has been from the internet. I can’t wait to see the community we create here at Full-Time, All The Time.