Meet: Jaime Backer Miller
The Business: Pediatric Speech and Language Solutions is located in Carmel, Indiana. We provide individualized speech and language screenings, evaluations, and treatment for children ages 0-18 with a variety of diagnoses. With over 11 and a half years of experience, our therapists, Jaime Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP and Angie Wall, M.A., CCC-SLP work with families and their children to provide the best possible outcome for growth with speech and language skills.
Finding Balance: Finding the balance between work and home is the biggest struggle for me as a working Mom. Any working Mother will tell you that you cannot be the best at both. Setting priorities, both at work and at home, help me to accomplish the most that I can. I try to achieve balance by involving my family in my work when I can. Fortunately, my business involves working with children. My family often assists me when I am planning a new activity for my clients. My two boys enjoy making crafts, playing with food, or playing a new game while I get to spend time with them.
Best Advice for a Working Mama: If you enjoy what you do at work, you will be happy. Your positive attitude and happiness will then carryover into your home. Like they say, “If Mama is happy, everyone is happy.” Make it a priority to spend one-on-one time with each of your children and your husband every day. Ask for help when you need it. I am guilty of not doing this and trying to do it all myself. I have wonderful friends that would be glad to help if I asked. Take time for yourself. Find something you enjoy and do it for as much time as your schedule allows every day. Make sure when you are having time to yourself that you leave work at work and family at home. Running is my “me time,” and I enjoy training for half marathons.
Top 3 must haves that make your life easier:
- Organization-through my smart phone I can see my commitments and others that my family has. With the help of the Pinterest application, I can find menus, dinner ideas, and fun activities to with my kids quickly.
- Communication with your spouse, children, and co-workers. I have dry erase and memo boards at home and work so that we can all stay on the same page.
- A skinny chai latte!
For more info: visit www.pediatricspeechandlanguagesolutions.com or call (317) 569-0086