Sure, the label “Power Mom” can be a bit intimidating — especially in this city. (Do they sleep? Have talons? What’s the deal?) But we promise, after reading about this group of awesome, accomplished women, even the most wary among you will feel pumped. Representing fields ranging from design, media, education, science, fashion, finance and beyond — and often possessing a killer entrepreneurial streak — these ladies are inspiring examples of sisters doin’ it for themselves, while also making family a priority. (Oh, but “Work/Life” balance? They all kind of call B.S. on that concept, and offer their own take on it.) Click through to meet your new lady-crushes!
Lucy Cohen Blatter, Co-founder, The Catch Up
Lucy Cohen Blatter, mom to six-year-old Scarlett and two-year-old Reuben, is co-founder of The Catch Up, a new weekly email newsletter and website that presents news to kids ages six to 12 in a fun and interesting way. You'll find her in the Yorkville neighborhood of the Upper East Side, where in addition to helping create better-informed global citizens of tomorrow, she's doing the same for their parents as a writer and editor for outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Kveller, Newsday and real estate site Brick Underground.
Yet Another Reason To Like Her: A born and bred New Yorker, she didn't know how to ride a bike or drive a car until she was 25 — and ranks both as personal triumphs.
Work/Life: "I think it’s important to abandon the idea that you’ll ever get that perfect work-life balance. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment if you think it’s possible to always knock it out of the park in both aspects of your life. Being a working parent means you’ll always feel pulled in both directions, and often that you’re doing a C+ job at both. The trick is to give both your parenting and your career your 100% attention and focus when you’re doing them. I’ve always liked the adage “Work Hard, Play Hard” and I think it applies to us working parents, too."
photo: Lucy Cohen Blatter
Who’s the Power Mom in your life? (Besides you or your spouse, of course.) Sing her praises in the comments below!
— Mimi O’Connor