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Working Mom in the Tri-Valley

Blake's 1st Client Appointment with Monica and Luis at 4 Months Old

Blake’s 1st Client Appointment with Monica and Luis at 4 Months Old

May 24, 2014

Raising kids in the Tri-Valley is awesome. Working in a profession you love is an added benefit. Having the flexibility with work, which allows you to still be part of your kids’ day to day activities, is the best part of it all.

As a member of the Iron Horse Mothers Club (a moms group everyone should have for their area!), I’ve gotten to meet so many great moms and hear their stories. The beautiful Tri-Valley we live in is not only suitable to raise your family here with the great schools, but it certainly offers those special spots in Downtown Danville, Blackhawk Plaza and even Downtown Pleasanton  where you can kick back, enjoy a few cocktails, and share some laughs with your girlfriends.

Each day I wake up happy to live in the Gale Ranch, San Ramon community – a place I feel safe and where I enjoy watching our kids grow. I have an advantage with the work I do. I love real estate and love even more that I get to sell homes in the Tri-Valley area – a place I grew up and have lived in for over 30 years. I chose to get into real estate full time right before starting a family. Now with a large family and several years of experience in real estate, it sometimes can be a juggling act. Juggling work full time and treating your clients as top priority, but also being a hands-on mom can be challenging, but well worth it. Fortunately, having the support of my friends and family, and having friends (old and new) from the Iron Horse Mothers Club, it is my saving grace.

Blake at 10 Months Old Taking a Break After Touring with Clients

Blake at 10 Months Old Taking a Break After Touring with Clients

To help balance my time with my career and family – those weeks I know will be pretty hectic, I choose a not so hectic day during the week and I bring my son to work with me. These are the days I look forward to, and consider it a special treat. Whatever I have scheduled for the day, he is my right hand man. It is important to me that I instill a hard work ethic in my kids and they know that money doesn’t grow on trees. I hope when they get older they remember going to work with mom, remember the fun times and all they learned, and one day they achieve greatness – their definition of greatness, that is!

Jolie at 1 1/2 Years Old Helping Clients Choose New Carpet

Jolie at 1 1/2 Years Old Helping Clients Choose New Carpet