Working Mom Interview – Alicia Krauss

  1. In this blog post, I’d like to introduce my working mom Alicia.  We met online in a working mom group, that rocks my world.  They are one of my great support networks.  I thought that there are so many times where we really don’t talk about what real life women are like- and how they are such rock stars!  So, I’m introducing some of the women I respect tremendously, and hope that you’ll learn from all of our experiences!  I hope you will enjoy it!  Alicia is the first mom I’ve interviewed.  I hope you’ll show her some love. 🙂

 

Introducing Working Mom- Alicia Krauss

  1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I work outside the home, but am currently laid off and looking for employment.
  2. How many kids do you have? 3, all girls
  3. What’s your go-to dinner during the week? Do you care to share a recipe? Anything that can be cooked in the crock-pot. Something super easy is pre-made meatballs and marinara. Then we make meatball sandwiches, or cook some pasta.
  4. What are your best tips for staying sane? Have the kids be responsible for their own laundry, picking out their clothes in advance, pack their own lunches, etc.
  5. What are your favorite tools for time/household management? My whiteboard calendar to keep track of all important activities/appointments
  6. Do you have pets? If so, what kind? Dog, cat, guinea pigs and a bunny.
  7. What are your hobbies? Reading, baking, driving the kids to their activities
  8. What’s on your bucket list? More traveling, get a Master’s degree
  9. If you work, what do you do? How did you decide? My last job was in regulatory science for an agricultural biotech company. I love science and have my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I didn’t aspire to work in agricultural biotech, I just had the qualifications for the job.
  10. If you work, what’s the most rewarding part about it? Knowing that I could support myself if needed. Contributing financially to the household. Setting the example of being independent to my kids
  11. If you could choose any career, what would it be? I wish I would have thought this through better in college. Or that I could go back in time and impart my 40 year old wisdom on my 21 year old self. I would have either gone into teaching or a healthcare profession (physician assistant or physical therapy)
  12. If you could tell your younger self something, what would it be? There’s a lot I would tell my younger self, but mostly, I would tell my younger self to just enjoy my youth, don’t get so worked up over school work or anything like that.  Take advantage of opportunities to travel.  And most of all, you don’t need to have it all figured out when you graduate from college.  It’s ok to take a year or two (or more) to figure it out.

 

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