Fostering requires another level of mental and emotional energy, and I’m learning how to shift my focus among work, my wife, home visits, therapy appointments and just typical life with kids. Kimberley and I tell our now eight-year-old that we are a team, and we’ve approached foster parenting in that way, knowing our bandwidth will vary and that we must balance each other out as needed. Kimberley is a rock star when I’m traveling for work and keeps things going at home.
We have such a strong support network and that includes our RSM people. Whether it’s meals, baby supplies, clothes, or money for takeout, we have so many people we can call on when we need extra support. Being named RSM’s “Working Mother of the Year” is further proof to me of how RSM is singular in our care for and support of each other. It’s humbling to be recognized and know that I was nominated by my peers.