Nicole— our official corporate flight attendant contributor interviews her mom about how flying affects her family. If you are a commercial flight attendant and curious about how that life will affect your family, maybe take some insight from this article about “The Flight Attendant Mom.” —KM

Are your parents/family a significant part of your life? Do they weigh in on your future career decisions? Well, mine do!
Juggling family, friends and flying IS possible, and takes a good amount of energy, but I have always been close to my siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and will continue to be. In my opinion, you don’t have to give up your family values to be in Private Aviation. I have just rearranged what it may look like to someone else who works a 9-5.
SkyAngels Kara Mulder Corporate Flight Attendant
For example; I do all my bills, errands, etc… on the road so when I am home I can give my loved ones my undivided time. The moment I know I will be home I start making plans IMMEDIATELY to see my special people. Where other people might have the opportunity to cancel if they ‘just don’t feel like it’- I am jumping into people’s lives and making sure I catch up for coffee/brunch/lunch/dinner or simply babysitting my nieces/nephews for that special auntie time. I am grateful that Private Aviation has given me the drive to seize the day and cherish moments with people because you never know when the next flight will pop up!
Family and Flight attendant job
Yes, sometimes I miss special event, BUT sometimes I create special events! I had a 6-day trip to Cabo this week and invited my mother to fly out on the airlines to meet me at my beautiful five-star resort. She stayed with me, and we had an incredible time laying by the pool, sunset walks on the beach, and even taught her some of my favorite workout moves in the gym— all while I was “working.”
Flight Attendant Layover
While we relaxed in Cabo together, I realized that my mother had a very different perspective of my job, what I do and how it affects her and my family. If you are thinking about making a move into private aviation my mother, as always, had some pretty insightful information for you I would like to share in this video…

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