What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Bethany Edwards | Director, Early Learning Alliance

With two young children, work life balance is essential. Both my partner and I are committed to our full-time, outside-the-home careers, but we also want to be as present in our children’s lives as possible. It’s a tricky combination. When we were first married, we were able to both be “full steam ahead” with our jobs — working late, attending all the networking events, volunteering for extra projects, etc. Read more>>

Michelle Bierman | Owner of The Beauty Bar Salon & Co-Owner of Veiled, LLC

My work life balance has changed dramatically for me recently. I was working 6-7 days a week 10-16 hours a day thinking it was what I needed to do and what was expected of me to do as a first generation minority woman. Like I needed to prove myself to the world. I was running myself into the ground, but also depriving myself from family, friends and fun. Read more>>

Christine Horstman | Author, Career & Life Coach, Corporate Trainer

The demands of raising a child and living with chronic illness have required me to shift over time. I have had seasons where I worked full-time, part-time, and even stayed home to focus on caregiving. I have made my decisions based on the priorities of my family and my health. Read more>>

Ashley Snider | Entrepreneur & Dog Mom

Finding the balance between work and life is difficult! I find it to be something you need to keep in check and adjust as you continue to move forward. So many things are changing within your life, family, work, etc. it keeps you on your toes! It’s usually when I find myself in some sort of conflict that I need to make some adjustments to find that balance again. Read more>>