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Growing Great Families

Growing Great Families – Cool Moms – Managing The Challenges of Family Life and Career

As we were thinking about how to acknowledge the start of a new year on our show our thoughts turned to the topic of the New Year’s resolution or intention. Either formally or informally we try to look at the new year as a clean slate, a time to commit to making changes in our lives. Unfortunately, unless we really do it in a systematic way our good intentions tend to fall by the wayside. This is especially true for parents who are feeling overwhelmed and are experiencing a degree of dissatisfaction in the trajectory of their lives. That is why we thought it would be a good idea to invite an individual who has not only lived this journey but has made it her mission to help women make important changes in their journeys.
Nancy Root, founder of Cool Moms Only, is with us to offer guidance on how to find that elusive balance of being a successful parent while achieving one’s professional goals. After working in corporate America for over 25 years while balancing the demands between a professional career and family Nancy likes to say “I am Survivor.” The road is not easy for women today. We have many roles in life; wives, ex-wives, mothers, sisters, sister-in laws, daughters, daughter in-laws, granddaughters, employees, managers, co-workers, business owners, room mothers, community volunteers or organizers, and friends. The list is endless and so is our desire to do it all, be it all, and have it all continues.
Nancy will share her story about why and how she created Cool Moms Only and how Cool Moms Only can be a resource for women to start and stay on the path to fulfill their dreams. We will also discuss with Nancy about what a Cool Dad’s role is in our changing family structure Nancy leaves us with her prescription for a productive life – the four L’s – live, laugh, learn love.