I’m a mother, a daughter, a wife, a business owner, and so much more. But let’s get a proper start, my name is Leeann. Westchester County is my home. I have three children, Sophia (21), Carson (19) and Lila (14). I run an online and personal styling boutique Love, Leeann, that was inspired by my mother. At this point in my life, I’m trying to balance caring for my family and growing my business.
First an foremost I’m a mother and a wife. My eldest daughter, Sophia, is a professional dancer based in Los Angelas. My son, Carson, is finishing his Freshman year of college out of state. And my youngest, Lila, is in middle school and has a budding social life of her own. My husband, my high school sweetheart, practices law and has a busy schedule of his own. And of course, we can’t forget our two babies, Frankie (a Shitzu) and Bella (a Maltipoo)! Keeping tabs on these six is no easy feat!
I worked in fashion as a merchandiser and stylist for as far back as I can remember. I started working in retail when I was 15 years old. Over time, I traveled everywhere, called Italy my home for a year, ate, slept and styled fashion for my entire life. When I first started it was a time in fashion where I was offered so much culture, so many challenges, and most importantly a valuable experience. Yet, all these years later, the world of buying, selling, and fashion, in general, is very different. It is a new challenge that I love, and am working through today with my own business, my passion.
So, here we are, balance. My life has so many moving parts, and that’s no complaint. But how do you keep it all together? As a companion and wife for almost 40 years, a mother for 21 years and a business owner for five years, I have a lot of experience with balance. And today I want to share a few things that work for me.
My 3 tips on how to balance it all:
1. Have a sense of humor. If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.
2. Pick your battles.
3. The older I get, the more I realize writing things down is key. Lists, even on my phone, help me keep it together.
These three tips and a lot of essential oils will get me through the day!
What’s your go-to tool for balancing it all?