By Kathy Zucker • Friday, November 22, 2013
Five million viewers. That is how many people tuned in to watch Elizabeth Norton (@ElizabethNorton) in June 2013 when she teamed up with Dawn Sandomeno (@DawnSandomeno) and Natalie Klein (@HollywoodHotMom) to turn the spotlight on the Jersey Shore during the #JerseyLove campaign.
Elizabeth is also the co-founder of New Jersey Digital Moms, a mother of three (including a one year old), foster parent, farmer – my five year old son is dying to visit Cape May to check out her poultry flock – and party planner.
Also? Elizabeth is a long-term brain injury survivor who does not drive.
So how does Elizabeth deal with daily challenges that would lay anyone else low? By putting one foot in front of the other.
When Elizabeth travels for business, she arranges for overnight shifts of babysitters to tend her crew. She homeschools her kids to avoid the daily drive for school dropoff. When writing proved challenging, she created Youtube videos.
Elizabeth is not a saint. She has bad days when she cannot get out of bed, and times when she needs someone to drive her to Atlantic City, the closest major city. But good days and bad, she knocks my socks off with her incredible organizational abilities.
And I am most certainly not alone in my sentiments.
Kathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. Read her MomCondoLiving blog, follow her on Twitter (@KathyZucker), watch her on Instagram, friend her on Facebook and get moving with Youtube.