Editor’s note: This is a series highlighting working women living life by their own definition. It comes out of a belief that each of our stories can help each other and we can support each other by trading our tips for how to make things work.
Hannah Sutor is a wife, mom, and entrepreneur. She prides herself on being a woman of her word, getting things done, and staying true to herself. She runs her Search Engine Optimization (SEO) business Sincerely SEO from the road. She lives full-time in a 38-foot motorhome, traveling the US with her husband and daughter. Follow along with her full-time RV life adventures at rollingonawhim.com or on Instagram – @rollingonawhim.
Did becoming a mom affect how you look at your career?
Oh, most definitely. It wasn’t enough to just work for the sake of working anymore. It had to be fulfilling enough to warrant time away from my daughter. It also takes on new importance because I want to be a good example for her. I still haven’t figured it out!
How do you handle childcare while working?
On the road, we have no childcare outside of my husband and I. Thankfully, my husband’s job has gotten a lot more flexible. If I have a client meeting, he can block his work calendar and take the baby for an hour. Switching time zones has also helped us too – he is now done with work earlier in the day (but he starts earlier), freeing up evenings as a time to get work done.
What tip would you share with working moms trying to figure out how to juggle work and family?
Whatever role you’re in – employee or mom, try to be present in that role and only that role. When I’m trying to wear multiple hats at the same time, I end up getting frustrated, feeling like I’m not doing a good job at any of it.
What’s your go-to quick meal for busy weeknights?
Stuffed cabbage soup in the instant pot
What’s a non-negotiable part of your weekly schedule?
Exercise, at least 5 days per week.
Do you exercise? If yes, what do you do and when do you fit it in?
I typically exercise during my daughter’s naps. Sometimes we go for a run together in the evening as a family (with the jogging stroller). Since I’m on the road, my workout options are limited. When I had a house, I was a gym rat and I loved group fitness classes. Now, I use Aaptiv (fitness app), run, and do some weight stuff with the limited dumbbells I was able to pack.
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