Hi, my name is Yesenia and aside from managing Hard Knock Mama, I am a full-time working mom of two kids. As an ambitious career-driven mom, I’ve experienced all of the stressful moments of early parenthood while trying to work a full-time job.
I used to be a lawyer working over 50 hours per week and wondering how on Earth my lifestyle was going to be sustainable to raise a family. I know what it’s like to have to choose constantly between excelling at work and tending to your family’s needs, while trying to figure out when to make time for yourself. I suffered from burnout as a result of trying to do it all and be it all.
I made some changes and found a flexible work-from-home career that allowed me to be with my family more. I also applied the prioritization and project management skills I’ve learned through my career as a lawyer and certified product manager to my home life. I was able to successfully create routines and systems that helped me balance my priorities and find more time to do the things I loved.
My goal is to help working moms knock out your to-do list in half the time and make time for yourself WITHOUT the mom guilt, so that you can stop feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and like you’re failing as a mom!
I want to pass along to you the tools and resources to help you organize your home life, become more productive with your time, and prioritize your own self care.
For fun, here are a few more things about me:
- I am an admitted lawyer who practiced employment discrimination, but I pivoted my career entirely to work in product management for legal software. Now, I get to work from home for a company that values parents and offers flexibility. No regrets here!
- I was born in the Bronx, but I’ve become a Jersey girl through and through.
- I love traveling, even if I don’t get to do it as often anymore with kids. I still look forward to my two or three trips a year though!
- I am Dominican-American married to an Italian-American and together we are raising a beautiful multicultural family 😉
I hope you’ll find the resources and guides on here helpful in your own journey. If you find something that resonates with you, share it with a friend or leave a comment!
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