22 Creative Smart Girl moms teaching us a lesson in work-life balance

To work full time or to be a full time mom is a dilemma almost every woman goes through. Being a mom is a wonderful thing, but just because you gave birth doesn’t mean your ambition just goes away. It’s very possible to take care of your family and build a career but it sure isn’t easy.

We admire the moms in our community, balancing their duties as mom and ambitious career women. We wanted to take the time to honor them.

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Here are a few of the dedicated mothers in our community doing the work in the home and in the office:

Mattie James

Image: Instagram, TheMattieJames 

Image: Instagram, TheMattieJames 

Mattie James is the style influencer behind MattieJames.com. The Atlanta based blogger is mom to budding influencer Maizah, and makes it work balancing being all about her family and career. 

Narsha Njoya

Image: Instagram, NarshaCo

Image: Instagram, NarshaCo

Narsha is the designer and photographer for some of your favorite bloggers and entrepreneurs. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and their son. 

Brittany Butler

Image: Instagram, MissFabB

Image: Instagram, MissFabB

Brittany Butler, otherwise known as Miss Fab B, is a Jill of all trades. She's digital designer, brand architect and money expert. Somehow, she's able to slay in her business and take care of her beautiful family. 

Mercy B. Carruthers

Image: Instagram, MercyB

Image: Instagram, MercyB

Mercy B. is known as one of the best writers in the blogger-sphere. She's a #1 best-selling author, but she also inspires her daughter to pursue entrepreneurship as well. 

Erica Nichole  

Image: Instagram, EdotNichole

Image: Instagram, EdotNichole

Erica Nichole is a writer and editor. She's built a successful career with her killer writing skills all while raising her two son Kae and Kam and baby girl. 

Krystal Scott

Image: The Feisty House 

Image: The Feisty House 

Krystal Scott is the woman behind the Feisty House, a lifestyle blog about natural hair and personal style. She's turned her brand into a community and continues to work hard while raising her baby girl. 

 

Bola Onada Sokunbi

Bola Sokunbi is the face of Clever Girl Finance, where she helps women meet their money goals and build a better relationship with their bank accounts. This finance expert and mother knows how to make it work. 

Iyanna Vaughn

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Iyanna also teaches women to be smarter with their money and how to manage their finances as a virtual bookkeeper. She's living in her purpose while building confidence in her daughter. 

Destiny

Image: Instagram, Mom Crush Monday

Image: Instagram, Mom Crush Monday

Destiny of popular platform Mom Crush Monday which focuses on motherhood and lifestyle. Destiny is proof that raising a fashionista is as glamorous as it seems. 

Nikki Perkins

Image: Instagram, Jamie and Niks

Image: Instagram, Jamie and Niks

Nikki Perkins is a popular YouTube star who hosts a show with her husband Jamie. They now have baby girl Ava and the dynamic duo have become a trio. 

Jennifer Borget

Image: Essence 

Image: Essence 

Jennifer Borget of Baby Making Machine is a journalist, wife and mom. She's working to inspire her kids and others on her blog Cherish 365. 

LaTonya Yvette

Image: Heather Moore Photography 

Image: Heather Moore Photography 

LaTonya is a NYC based stylist and writer, who's showing off the personal styles of her entire family on social media daily. 

Christina Brown

Image: Baby Brown Sugar 

Image: Baby Brown Sugar 

We all know Christina Brown as the talented blogger behind Love Brown Sugar, but did you know she also runs a platform for moms called Baby Brown Sugar? This is where she spotlights her daughter and gives us a look into what its like being a blogger mom. 

Simone Gittens

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Simone is the mother of Instafamous toddler, Sparkle of @CallMeSparkle. She's raising two beautiful naturals and making her daughter an influencer at just three years old. 

Neosha Gee

Image: Instagram, Neosha Loves 

Image: Instagram, Neosha Loves 

This 26 year old, Georgia native is blogging on all things lifestyle, motherhood, and beauty on her site NeoshaLoves. She's learning how to achieve work-life balance with  mom with almost three year old Channing and one on the way.

Alexandra Elle

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Alex Elle is a D.C. based writer, author and poet. She writes about self love, self-care and wellness. Alex loves being a mother and wife, and is determined to not be just another statistic. 

Adresha DeBourg

Image: Instagram, MommyInspires 

Image: Instagram, MommyInspires 

Adresha is a celebrated children's fashion stylist and mother to two kids, Skai and TJ. The NYC based fashionista incorporates her children seamlessly into her work and influence on social media. 

Felicia Walker-Benson

Image: Instagram, ThisThatBeauty

Image: Instagram, ThisThatBeauty

Felicia is the woman behind This That Beauty blog. She's a beauty expert, style writer and full-time mommy to a daughter who is sure to love fashion just as much as she does. 

Rekita Nicole

Image: Instagram, RekitaNicole 

Image: Instagram, RekitaNicole 

Rekita Nicole is a vibrant graphic and web designer who can make any website look amazing. She makes being a business owner and a mom look easy! 

Jamilah Lemieux

Image: JamilahLemieux.com 

Image: JamilahLemieux.com 

Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, editor and cultural critic. The former Ebony Magazine editor is now VP of men's news and programming at Interactive One. She's the mom of the influential toddler known as "Mini Milah," and teaches her daughter to appreciate her history and her afro. 

Julee Wilson

Image: Instagram, MissJulee

Image: Instagram, MissJulee

Julee Wilson is the fashion and beauty director of Essence Magazine. When she isn't creator dope content for Essence, she's being a fashionable mommy and wife. 

GG Renee

Image: Be Free Project 

Image: Be Free Project 

GG Renee is a writer and author who uses her platform All Many Layers to showcase her books on womanhood, online courses and events. She's a mom to two precious daughters and shares tips on holding it all together in life and business. 

 

Being a mom is sometimes a thankless job, but things must get done - often like our day jobs. Somehow, these women manage to give 100% to their careers and 110% to their families everyday. These are the women doing the work to create the style, career and life of their dreams, with their beautiful children in tow.

Happy Mother's Day ladies!! 

Are there any other CSG moms that should be featured Let us know!