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Happy Mother’s Day from WMM’s Founder, Susannah Lago

Susannah Lago

Happy Mother's Day, Moms! In as much as we're celebrating motherhood today, WMM's Founder has a special message for you!

Hi Moms!

First of all, I hope you are being treated well today and spending Mother's Day just the way you want. If your mom is in your life, I hope you're also able to connect with her and let her know what she means to you today. I feel very fortunate that my mother is in my life and I make it a point to regularly check in and spend time with her. I am also sensitive to my friends and peers who have lost their moms, and I'm thinking of you all today, too.

I thought I'd take a few minutes to introduce myself, as I've gotten to know so many of you at our events and through our Mom Force network , but I realize that a lot of you are new around here so it's a great opportunity to say welcome once again! When I’m not working on Working Moms of Milwaukee’s events, social media, website, Etsy shop, business services or another one of our projects (Top 5 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces, nominations accepted until June 1st), I’m busy running my business, Style Up Group. It's a new lifestyle company here in Milwaukee that specializes in event planning and professional organizing services. As part of the event services, we have a cool mobile event space you can rent out as a mobile bar or pop up party! You probably saw that WMM is now officially partnered with Style Up Group, which is pretty awesome... I love it when my two worlds collide, plus it'll mean cool promotions and giveaways for our network!

Often times when I'm interviewing moms for our monthly spotlights, I like to ask them about what inspires them or what keeps them going. If I were to answer that, I'd say that as an entrepreneur, or mompreneur as some say, I work really hard, but I remind myself that I’m working for myself and there’s a great deal of satisfaction and pride that comes from that. I know that every hour I am spending on my business is an investment for me, my family and our future. Like many of you, being able to work on my trades and passions make me a better mom to my kids.

I know that every hour I am spending on my business is an investment for me, my family and our future. Like many of you, being able to work on my trades and passions make me a better mom to my kids.

As far as family goes, I am married and have two young children. Recently at my son’s school the teachers asked all the kids what they want to be when they grow up. They went around the room….”firefighter!”, “police officer!”, “doctor!”…. when they asked Javier what he wanted to do he said, “Working with my mom.” Of course that melted my heart because it was so sweet, but it also made me proud that he’d like to work with me and run a business too! It made me feel like I must be doing something right.

The more you involve yourself with Working Moms of Milwaukee, the more you'll see that we're a very unique organization. People wonder, are we a mom's group? Are we a social club? Are we a women's empowerment thing? Is this professional networking? Well, really, it's all of that. That's part of our philosophy - to make it a one stop shop for support, socialization, community and networking. WMM also offers business services from sponsored posts, to job postings and consulting. The more Milwaukee employers that get connected with us and invested in working moms right here at home, the better for ALL of us. It's a win win.

The more Milwaukee employers that get connected with us and invested in working moms right here at home, the better for ALL of us. It's a win win.

So again, Happy Mother's Day, moms. What started this organization back in 2017 was my personal desire to make things better for me and my kids by creating a new sense of community. I'm so proud of how much we've grown and what we've created and it's something all of us should be proud of. If you're new around here, I encourage you to show up at an event and engage with your community. Take the time to meet us and connect; you're going to find an incredible community of amazing, strong, smart women. We’re all doing the best we can and we’re doing a pretty darn good job.

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