Author Carrie Goldman Segall with one of her three daughters on maybrooks.comQ: What advice do you live by as a working mom?

A: Another author, Trudy Ludwig, once advised me, “The work you do for your kids will take you away from your kids. Be aware of that.”

She is right, and I try to remember when it is more important to actually be WITH my kids than working for them. Sometimes, you just have to say no. As my work schedule increased, for example, I had to say no to some of the time-intensive volunteer projects that I was expected to run. Learning to say no is the most important thing.”

~ Words of wisdom brought to you by Carrie Goldman Segall, writer/blogger for ChicagoNow, owned by The Chicago Tribune (Portrait of an Adoption), published author (Bullied), speaker, artist (, and working mom of three girls!

See more tips and advice in our full interview with Carrie.


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