New York City Mom on-the-go #MomsTrustHuggies #CollectiveBias

I recently did a collaborative sponsored post on the Beauty and the Bump blog describing my life as a working mom, in the culinary industry raising a nine month old in the city that never sleeps, New York City. Currently, I juggle multiple jobs. I’m the Resident Chef for a non-profit in NYC public school kitchens assisting with the fight against childhood obesity and i’m Sous-chef at a Brooklyn based catering company. I also head my own personal chef business; freelancing as a food stylist and trying to be successful in an industry that is currently saturated with everyone trying to make it big as a celebrity chef or famous restaurateur.

Outside of working for Wellness in the Schools as a Resident Chef, I do a lot of freelance work to make ends meet. Freelance means, unpredictable, sometimes unreliable work for a caterer and personal chef. I may get a last-minute call from a client who is having a dinner party that weekend or they are flying in and will be in town for a few days and need breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Planning to make this happen while I’m spending those precious moments with my son is stressful at times. Even though I have an amazing support system my pride and “super-mom” mentality tells me to bundle up Cayden, buckle him in the car seat and take off to the supermarket stocking up on all the essentials for a particular client.

I want him to experience what I did growing up in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York and being immersed in the many cultures and diversities associated with living in this city. Being a first time mom makes this task so much harder because I just want to know that he is safe and I’m doing everything correctly even though I know that there is no right or wrong way when you really care for and love your child.

Are you a working mom (or dad) living in a big city? How do you do it?! What drives you to continue to pursue your dreams?

kitchen with Cayden new york city

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Bills, student loans, leaving a legacy for my child(ren) are all what drive me to do better and pursue my dreams 🙂

  2. I admire that you're juggling jobs, pursuing your passion and raising your son. So often times people make excuses on why they can't do something but when you find something that you love doing, you just make it work. Stay encouraged and never stop following your dreams.

    • Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! I\’m definitely trying.

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