Season 3: Episode 4
Updated: May 13
Appreciating the paths of two of my favorite women: Maureen Vezza and Annie Reuter
With Mothers' Day just around the corner, and flower shops closed, I thought interviewing my own mom and mother-in-law, would be a wonderful way to celebrate them.
In this episode, each shared their experiences of becoming moms in the 1970's, and the decisions they made for their families and their careers. My mom, Maureen Vezza, recounted her experience of stepping away from her career in teaching to raise three children who were only 16 months apart. (Spoiler alert: I was a surprise twin.) While she went on to earn a Masters degree in Computer Science and re-enter the workforce later, she shared why her role as a stay-at-home parent required a set of skills on which she wished society would place more value. My mother-in-law, Annie Reuter, shared her experiences of not only becoming a stay-at-home mom, but of starting her college education, and a career she was passionate about from scratch in her 40's, a decade in which many of us tend to think we should have already had things figured out.
If you've ever thought it was too late to build the life you want, you'll want to hear more about the world of possibilities shared in this episode.
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