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Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, this week’s featured mom, Annette Back, now calls the Big Apple home. While she always had a flair for the creative, Annette now gets to put her natural talent to good use working as a creative director in the field of Visual Communications.

Mom to kids Aaron (6), Sara (4), Joshua (4), Annette definitely stays busy. When asked what she does in her free time, her response was, “What free time?” However, when the family does manage to get some downtime together, they Back family enjoys taking day trips or participating in family activities on Sundays.

Of course, Jewish traditions are also important to Annette and her family, so they always make Shabbat and giving tzedakah a priority. The charities that Annette supports include the American Jewish Joint Distribution and OXFam.

So, as busy as she is, does Annette have any advice for other moms on balancing motherhood with me time? Sure. Annette’s advice is, “It’s important to make yourself happy. A happy Mom equals  happy kids. So, really, don't feel guilty when you do make taking care of yourself a priority.

So, what does Annette condier the most rewarding thing about having kids? “Their laughter, and the joy in their faces.”

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