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Mamas Making it Work! Sarah Berger "studies babies."

Hello Sarah Berger! Please tell us your occupation: Psychology Professor, infant cognitive & motor development researcher What age children do you have? 14 and 4-and-3/4 What does your child think you do all day? The younger one thinks I “teach babies to walk” and “study babies” (Here's a picture of Sarah and her youngest's zip-zup shoes, that they wear when they go out together) How do you and your family benefit from your being a working mama? I know a lot about babies! This actually helped when they were little as I knew that the range of “normal” was wide, so I had little to no worries about their development. What are some steps (pun intended!) you took that helped make the transition

Mamas Making it Work! Author Corey Ann Haydu shares her story.

Hello Corey Ann Haydu, Please describe a pair of your favorite work shoes and tell us what sound they make? My favorite work shoes are floral Toms. I’m a floral devotee and they make me feel a little special and fun even when I’m un-showered and in leggings and a t-shirt with hair piled on top of my head. They are soft and canvas and make a pat-pat-pat sound. What’s your occupation? Author Ahem, Caron must add that...Corey is the author of so many amazing books for young adult and middle grade readers, including: OCD Love story, Rules for Stealing Stars, Someday Suitcase, Eventown, and watch out for her upcoming chapter book, hand Me Down Love Story and a new YA, Ever Cursed, in 2020! What a

Mamas Making it Work! Priscilla Morales connects with kids in her kicks!

Hi Priscilla Morales! Please describe a favorite pair of work shoes and tell us what sound they make? Surprisingly, any pair of sneakers. I used to be a heels-only kinda person and, in my growing maturity, have come to relish comfort. On Fridays, I have a pretty strict #KicksFridays rule and I so appreciate that I work at a place that embraces that and allows my personal rule to influence others. Wearing sneakers allows me to stay connected to young people AND support me as I walk through all of the hallways of our school. Your occupation: I am currently the Associate Head of School at The Park School of Baltimore. What age children do you have? My son is 12yo and my daughter is 8yo. I also

Mamas Making it Work! Back to School with mama and educator, Emily

Hello Emily, (ahem, sister Emily to me) please describe favorite pair of work shoes and tell us what sound they make? My boots. They make a small “click click” sound but are incredibly comfortable to run home to play with my kiddos and go straight to the playground. What's your occupation? Educator/ Learning Support Coordinator What age children do you have? 3years and 5 year old What does your child think you do all day? (please ask them and tell us in their own words if you can!) “Meetings. Teaching. Check something. And go in different classrooms” How do you and your family benefit from your being a working mama? A bit of a balance for them and for me. In my situation, I am incredi