“We will always be trying to juggle things, and sometimes, we will work too much and have to readjust. Life is about constantly readjusting the sails.”
Mom to Kieran, age 8, Asher, age 6, Kade, age 4, Callum, age 2, River, 5 months, Gambrills, MD
Nominated by Sarah Kennard:
Carly Glover is an all-around amazing woman! She’s a mother to five children under the age of 8, and she owns a successful doula practice, Annapolis Area Doulas. She is also the owner of a thriving Facebook group for moms called Milk Makers Community.
Q&A with Carly Glover
Owner, Annapolis Area Doulas
Three fun facts about you and your family:
1. We have five boys, and we love it. The more chaos, the more fun we have.
2. I love being a doula and supporting other new moms as they welcome their little ones.
3. My husband holds down the fort whenever I have to work. He is a
What advice would you give to new or expectant moms?
Trust your instincts — they will never fail you. The more relaxed you are, the more you can enjoy life. Also, take time for yourself every day, even if it is just a quick bubble bath.
What goals do you have for your family?
Our goal is to spend as much time together as possible, and have fun!
How has motherhood changed your outlook on life?
How has it not? I never imagined my life this way. I am so much calmer and chiller than I thought I would ever be as a parent.
Describe a favorite mom moment.
Some of my favorite moments are snuggled up in bed with my little ones.
What’s your superpower?
The ability to do three things at one time, while also thinking about the next three things I need to do.
What are three things you use every day that you can’t live without?
Coffee, Lush bath bombs and Netflix.
What’s the best show you are watching right now?
At the end of the day, I watch mindless TV — pretty much every Bravo show.
How do you unwind and disconnect?
To relax, I take baths every day. Then, once a month, I escape to the spa. I also hang out with friends as much as possible.
What is your secret to balancing life/family/work/motherhood?
My secret is accepting that it will never be perfectly balanced. We will always be trying to juggle things, and sometimes, we will work too much and have to readjust. Life is about constantly readjusting the sails.
How has motherhood helped you succeed at work?
Motherhood has taught me unlimited patience and the ability to fight through
the hard days.