For Mother's Day this year, we reached out to our mom friends and colleagues and asked them to share what they've been up to during these unusual times.
This rare moment has caused us to shift our priorities and has given us new perspectives on all aspects of life - work, socializing, motherhood, self care, self expression, etc. We thought it would be nice to share some of these new perspectives through those in our community.
Meet Betsy Seale, our Frances Valentine E-Commerce Director <3 and Mom to Lucia and Perry.
How are you working?
My husband and I have set up offices in corners of our house. Our kids' classroom is set up at the kitchen table. It's amazing how quickly you can adapt to a totally different situation. I do miss the camaraderie of our team in the office a lot.
What are you making?
I've learned to make sourdough bread and feed my starter like many other thousands of people. :) My 10 year old got a sewing machine before the pandemic set in so I have sewn a few masks - it's been fun. My daughter loves art so we've been painting together. There is always some kind of craft project going on.
What are you learning?
I'm learning how to be more patient with kids and live in isolation. General Assembly has free classes on Fridays and I have taken a coding class. I've also been taking advantage of all the webinars involving eCommerce - there are so many! I'm also trying lots of new recipes.
What are you teaching?
First and Fourth Grade! My kids are on Google Classroom and their teachers put their assignments there. At first they found it really fun and novel but just in the last week they have been missing teachers, friends, and just being with other people. It's definitely hard to teach your own kids!