Honoring Mothers at—and Everywhere Else

Honoring mothers at and everywhere else

This year, Mother’s Day is going to look much different for most families. Instead of celebrating Mom over dinner at a bustling restaurant or gathering close around an outdoor picnic spread, we’ll be spending the day on the phone, catching up over a video conference, or stopping by for quick, socially distant visits. Despite these challenging times, it’s important that we find ways to express gratitude and appreciation for mothers—the ones here at, and everywhere else.

To honor this special day, we talked to a few mothers on the team about their thoughts on motherhood—the joys, the challenges, and everything in between.


Helen Kim,

“Motherhood has been the greatest gift in my life. It’s been even more rewarding during these trying times as I get hugs, kisses and ‘I love you’ from my boys between my meetings throughout the day. These small moments have kept me feeling blessed despite the huge disruption to our normal routines of work, school, and sports, and I feel lucky to have found my silver lining.” - Helen Kim, VP of Business Operations


Zoey Sarwari,

“Being a first-time mom has been the most terrifying and beautiful experience at the same time. I’m so blessed to have my daughter in my life, and she gives me a reason to wake up every day and push myself harder than I ever have before.” - Zoey Sarwari, Sr. Implementation Representative


Rita Simmons,

“The best part of being a mother is the pure joy kids bring each day! I have a 10-year old boy and a 2-year old girl, and they wake up every day with so much pure joy, happiness and love to share! I find it so fulfilling teaching them and watching them grow and develop into caring people. They motivate me to be the best person I can be. Having kids has taught me how patient I can be, how resilient I am, and how to keep cool in chaotic times. I am so grateful to have my children.” - Rita Simmons, Sr. Mid-Market Account Executive


Mary Stephens,

“These times have allowed me to really hone in on motherhood and be home to love on my beautiful children. As their mother, I only want to project positivity during these times. We all work together to make our ‘stay at home’ days manageable by doing our best to be kind and patient with one another.” - Mary Stephens, Sr. MTL Program Manager


Jacqueline Pounds,

“My daughter reminds me to get in touch with my inner child. She makes me want to slow down and live in the moment. She unknowingly polishes my rough edges. I'm so honored to be her mom. She makes me a better person.” - Jacqueline Pounds, SMB Account Executive


Jessica Boelter,

“Juggling full-time work while trying to be a very involved parent is always hard and there are always things to worry about and feel guilty for. But it is different now. On the one hand, it's great that my son Theo can come tell me something interesting throughout the day; on the other hand, it's hard to be interrupted when I'm focused and in the zone. On the one hand, it's great to always be home for dinner together and we're eating healthier—less take out and delivery. But you know what's been really awesome and helps with that extra stress? Midday hugs. Everything's better when your kid comes in and gives you a hug.” - Jessica Boelter, Senior Marketing Manager


Cassie Ervin,

“Being a mom is the best! During this new phase of life, while we stay at home and learn to navigate working, distance education, and being together 24/7, we are becoming closer as a family. We've slowed down our hectic lives and started enjoying each other more and I'm grateful to be able to spend this time with my kiddos.” - Cassie Ervin, Implementation Specialist

May 8, 2020
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