It may have been Stan Lee who penned, “with great power comes great responsibility,” but moms live this truth daily. Whether it’s heading a start up, running errands or coaching our sidekick’s weekend soccer game (or all of the above!), moms really do do it all. Flip through to meet 13 Seattle moms who prove you don’t need to wear a cape to have super powers.
Amy Lang, Founder, Birds + Bees + Kids
Amy Lang has spent the last 11 of her 26-year career as a sexuality educator helping parents have that most dreaded of talks, The Talk, with their kids. In her own words, she started Birds + Bees + Kids because, “parents were doing a terrible job talking to their kids about sex.” And her goal in taking the sting out having the discussion is to help “a gazillion kids grow up to be whole, healthy adults.” It’s no wonder then that her best moments are when parents who have been through her workshops tell her how she’s helped them to be better parents, how they talk about the birds and the bees all the time, thanks to Amy.
Before Amy started her business, when her son Milo (15) was just a year old, she and her husband sold their Seattle home and spent a year living in Mexico. She looks back fondly on this exciting adventure they were lucky to have. Nowadays, Amy’s navigating the teen years with Milo like a pro. One of her favorite things to do is walk to school with him. She finds it’s in those moments he really opens and up and tells her about all that’s happening in his world. Lucky mama!
Power Mom Pearl: As a work from home mom, Amy has some house rules to ensure her time is well spent. “No housework after 9AM, I can watch TV for a ½ hour at lunch if I want to, and my work day is done by 3 or so. I stop checking my phone after 7 PM. And really make an effort to leave the thing alone when we are together.”
photo: Maxine Waterman
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