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On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Kerry Rosado about how we need to spend time taking care of ourselves as mothers. Kerry was born in Managua, Nicaragua. She came to the U.S. in the early 1980s with her family to escape the war in Nicaragua. She was raised in San Francisco, and now lives in San Jose, California, with her husband, two sons with autism, and their pets. In 2018, she ran for school board and won. She now serves as a Governing Board Member for Franklin McKinley School District in San Jose. In addition to being an elected official, she works as a technical program manager at Microsoft and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion. In the past, she has served as a board member for People Acting in Community Together, a nonprofit that helps empower the community to solve social issues. She has mentored youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley through Google’s CS First Program. A program that teaches computer science fundamentals using Scratch. She also led and won hackathons at Women Who Code Silicon Valley, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women excel in technology.

“We give so much of ourselves to our husbands, our family, our children, even our extended family, our siblings, our parents. We’re caring for everybody and we always tend to put ourselves last,” Kerry said. “I really want to highlight the importance of making ourselves a priority. It’s really important for our mental state of mind just to stay healthier and happier. It makes everything just flow better when we take good care of ourselves.”

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