Every once in a while two different parts of my blogging life will come together. This was the case when my editors asked if I would be interested in interviewing ESPN on-air reporter Heather Cox.
Of course I wanted to interview Heather. Being down on the field during a football game is on my life list, and she gets to do that every week! I could talk about football all day long. Often I do. Now I had a chance to get on the phone with a woman who has inside information. Heather actually said to me, ”I am so sorry, Sarah. I have to go. I have a call with the coach from Georgia.” I was all, “Don’t apologize for blowing me off for Mark Richt!” Because, seriously? How awesome is it that she has phone calls with head coaches?
Here’s the thing. When I got on the phone with Heather, as much as we started off talking about her career and how she balances it with her family, we ended up spending 30 minutes just talking about our kids. She has a fascinating job and I was supposed to be interviewing her and instead we talked about soccer games and Brownies and shopping at Justice. Heather Cox is somebody I see on television almost every Saturday and I felt like I was talking to the mom sitting next to me at the PTA potluck dinner.
Except it didn’t smell weird.
So, yes, we did get distracted, but Heather still had some great advice about balancing a high profile and travel heavy career with raising young children.
Don’t let the haters tell you differently. Moms can have it all. Heather Cox is proof.
All photos courtesy of Heather Cox and ESPN.
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