#BossMom: Diana Saiz

By Giggle Magazine

As a mom, you quite literally do it all! Between working and making sure your kiddo gets to school with a matching pair of shoes, it proves to be the toughest job anyone could do. Our Giggle moms have shared with us what makes them a #BossMom, and we are all for it! Meet our latest #BossMom Diana Saiz:

#BossMom Diana Saiz is an associate director for the Business Career Services at the Warrington College of Business and the momma to 2-year-old Kali. She shares with us how she balances it all, how she makes time for herself and what things she is currently obsessed with to help her stay organized!

Where do you work and what do you do?

I’m currently an associate director for Business Career Services at the Warrington College
of Business here at the University of Florida. I provide career coaching specifically for undergraduate students at the Heavener School of Business. I am also an instructor for the Transfer Success Seminar, which is designed specifically for first semester transfer students to assist in their transition into UF and increase their career success. As a Gator alumna, it’s been a blast coming back and supporting the university and students.

What is the most rewarding part of being a mom?

Watching my daughter grow and learn has been tremendously fun to experience. Kali is 2 and is now talking more and more each day. We just returned from NYC and visited the Central Park Zoo and I almost cried when she shouted “Wow! This is so cool! I love today!”

What gets you up in the morning?

My daughter when I hear her through the baby monitor saying “Mommy! I’m awake. Mommy! Where are youuuuu?”

How do you balance it all?

I’m obsessed with my planner. Right now I’m But I couldn’t balance it all without my mom and partner. My mom is a phone call away, so I’m truly lucky. My partner is my other half. He’s a full-time student and we support each other’s schedule when needed. This is where my planner comes in and we sit together to review the upcoming week, especially since we are a one-car family. It helps that we live near Santa Fe on a great bus route. I’m currently studying for a huge career certification exam that takes place in March. So, I said goodbye to certain time suckers like social media until I pass. I better pass!

How do you relate to other #BossMoms?

I always want to spend more time with Kali, but I also need my own thing. I love working and my career, and I love spending time with Kali. But I also look forward to when Trinity hosts their monthly parent’s night out event so my partner and I can have a date night.

What is some advice you have for other #BossMoms trying to balance it all?

My biggest advice is to focus on what matters most to you. To me, it’s creating memories for my daughter. The dishes and laundry can wait until we get back from a fun event. Or I turn on music and she joins me in doing chores. It helps that we have a small house and we try to be minimalist. Makes it easy to maintain our home and spend more time doing what I call our “Weekend Adventures!”

Are you a #BossMom or do you know one?

Do you work hard at home and at work? Giggle Magazine wants to hear your story!

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