Tara, Elizabeth, Luke, Hudson & Cupcakes

I won't deny that I have a special appreciation for moms who run their own businesses from home. It's been my story for the last six years and it hasn't been an easy one for me. The magical balance that some people describe - hustle hard during nap times and always be available when your sweet babies need you - was unattainable for me and instead I felt like I was always dropping the ball somewhere. I'm learning how to create and embrace my own balance and getting to spend time with other women who have done the same is a gift for me.

Tara is one of those women. She makes amazing baked goods from her kitchen (seriously, go order yourself some macarons you will not be disappointed). Last year I got to spend a summer morning with her and her kids and loved watching her manage it all with grace and a joy. More than that though, I loved the real conversation we got to share throughout the morning. These moments are sacred to me, sharing real life with other women on the journey, encouraging and supporting each other along the way.