The transition into motherhood has brought all sorts of new delights and challenges into my life, as I’m sure it has for you. At first, I wrestled with what the right amount of work/Mom balance was. As an event planner, I had a certain amount of control over my schedule, however, I quickly exhausted myself in trying to do it all. The problem was that I was seeking grandparent/sitter help to cover my “work time,” which, while fulfilling to a degree, was leaving me without any real “breaks!” I was either on as a Mom at home or on as an event planner outside the home but never just getting a breather. I dreamt of putting on clothing, carrying on with adult conversation and having lunch breaks at a full-time career. But then there were the perks of never missing a milestone or precious moment of crawling down the hall after my babycakes at home, (watching Dr Phil in the background – let’s be honest) and being the one to truly raise our son. I don’t need to delve too far into the minuses of each scenario – we all know that commuting, dealing with bad bosses, deadlines and high heels can be a real headache; Managing a straight 14 hours of diapers, teething and entertainment for toddlers while having hair pulled and shirt after shirt spit up on has its downsides too.