I wrote awhile back that it has been and is very difficult to find any information or resources out there of startup entrepreneurs that are women, who became mothers at the same time as starting their companies. The handful that I did find, were not the CEO at the time it happened. Another handful I found did not want to talk about it.
Where is everyone?
It's ridiculously difficult to start a company from scratch. Having a baby and caring for a newborn is also ridiculously challenging. Doing both at the same time is ... insane.
I did both and am seemingly still alive. Somehow. The baby (codename Lentil) is still alive. GiftStarter is still alive.
Obviously, Lentil is doing the best out of the three of us (thanks to an amazing father, both grandparents heavily involved in childcare, and actually, mom-care to be honest). Mom (me) is still 15 lbs overweight, sleep deprived, and now just getting back on my feet and taking control of my life again. GiftStarter is about to get another wind to blow up its sails.
I don't know anymore if women can have it all. Babies, husband, marriage, demanding career into the executive ranks, a decent waistline and figure, vacations, time for a haircut or even an outing with a friend. Serious about the haircut. I haven't had a haircut since the one I had before Lentil was born, and that was the first (and only) haircut I had that year.
Where is the time going?