Dealing with Mom Guilt is real for many busy women. This podcast is an audio re-creation of an article I wrote for Velonews via their Active Pass subscription service. I got to interview some very successful cycling moms whom I admire like Rose Grant, Larissa Connors, Laura King, and Jennifer Smith.Dealing with mom guilt and trying to balance cycling (or being an athlete), self-care, spending time with your baby, child, or children, working, and having relationships is hard. Realizing that prioritizing self-care and happiness is the foundation of your pyramid and is what helps you show up as the best mom, human, partner, and employee. Studies show that having an optimistic outlook on life increases both resilience and productivity. That said, I don’t really believe in balance. I believe in intentional imbalance. Balance doesn’t exist but being intentional about how and where you focus your energy is useful and effective.