We had the good fortune of connecting with Leyandria Ratomski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Leyandria, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
One thing that I’ve learned about work life balance is that it looks differently for everyone and it is ever changing. I always joke and say “I’m not a clown, so I’m not good at juggling. Even if I try my hardest, Im bound to drop something”. That’s my approach with juggling work, life, motherhood and marriage.

For me, this week. Work life balances looks like waking up earlier than usual to accomplish my tasks, spending breakfast time with my little guy then out the door for meetings and back home to make dinner. Next week it can look completely different.

I think that balance is B.S. and it can be an unattainable pressure that we put on ourselves. It’s totally okay if one area of your life doesn’t yield as much attention as the others. Give yourself some grace, realize that you are human and strive for progress not protection.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a motherhood and lifestyle influencer. You’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. What sets me apart is my honesty and transparency with my audience. I believe that “Having it all isn’t always having it all together” and I want other women to truly understand that Instagram is a highlight reel. No one’s life is that perfect.

Too often the internet makes people feel inferior or like they are less then. When women read my blog or follow me social media I want them to feel BLESSED, empowered and understood. I want them to feel like we are old friends who get each other and can talk about anything.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well I always take my out of town guests to a couple of places here in DFW.

The first is always the Star in Frisco. Because it’s close to our home but there is always great food. Our go to his Tupelo Honey for their fried chicken. I also like to show off the practice facility for the CowBoys. Everyone always loves to see that.

Legacy West is another spot that I love to frequent. Especially when I have out of town guests. It’s always great to do some shopping and stop for dinner at Kai or North Italia.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mom is my biggest inspiration. She was a teen mom who overcame poverty and homelessness to take care of you. Growing up I had no idea the sacrifices he had to make just so that I could have a good life. Today I’m always reminded of how hard she worked and it means so much more now that Im a mother.

Website: www.themommymonologue.com

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Image Credits
All photos should be credited to Victoria Saperstein- DFW Brand Photographer

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