Balancing the Scales: Motherhood and Law with Quinn Dalan

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The Billable Mom with Cari Rincker, Episode 09

In this episode of The Billable Mom, Cari speaks with Quinn Dalan, an attorney and the executive director of Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services, a legal aid nonprofit organization. Quinn shares her journey from law school to becoming a “billable mom,” balancing a demanding legal career with the responsibilities of motherhood.

Tune in to the episode to learn from Cari and Quinn. Here are this episode’s key takeaways:

  • Navigating Career and Motherhood: Quinn discusses the transition from being an attorney to embracing motherhood, highlighting the challenges and adjustments required to balance both roles effectively.
  • Partnership and Support: The conversation delves into the importance of having a supportive partner in managing both career and family responsibilities, including how Quinn and her husband navigate childcare and domestic duties.
  • Intentionality in Parenting: Quinn emphasizes the importance of being intentional in parenting, making sure to create quality time and meaningful experiences with her children despite a busy professional life.
  • Dealing with Unexpected Challenges: They discuss the realities of unexpected childcare issues and the importance of having a backup plan, underscoring the unpredictability of juggling a professional career with motherhood.
  • Empowerment and Personal Growth: The episode explores how motherhood and career ambitions can coexist, providing personal insights into maintaining identity and pursuing passions outside of parental duties.

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The Billable Mom:

Welcome to the Billable Mom podcast, led by attorney Cari Rincker, where we discuss working motherhood, especially geared to professional mothers who are trying to juggle their time. Our time is precious, both at work and at home. We talk about time management, productivity hacks, and the struggles of being a working parent. We’re providing a community where other billable moms are also trying to calm the chaos six minutes at a time. Listen to stories of other working moms, but especially lawyer moms. Navigate the waters balancing career and the ever-present demands of motherhood.

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