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Name:

Deanne Starr


Kids:

2 almost 3, blended family will be est. Dec. 2018, so EXCITED!


 

Work:

I work full time as the VP of Programs and Communications for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Schaumburg


BIGGEST CHALLENGES AS A WORKING MOM:

Doing my best at work, putting in the appropriate amount of hours to do my job well at the same time making sure I am home and present in the eyes of my children. 


TIME SAVING TIP FOR WORKING MOMS: 

Prepare meals and outfits ahead of time. Gives you the flexibility to be running late on difficult mornings and serve a somewhat balanced meal in between school, homework, activities and carpool. 


ANY WORKING MOM GUILT?

I deal with my working mom guilt by spoiling my children. This may not be the best approach, but it is honestly how I make up for my lost time with them when I’m traveling, working and on nighttime conference calls. 


CAN YOU HAVE IT ALL?

Yes! I have an amazing, rewarding job, wonderful kids, supportive family, lots of longtime friends and a loving fiancé.  While sometimes in the moment I forget that, when I’m asked to write about it, I realize how lucky I am.