Lisa: “Just do your best every day.” From your mother? Liz: Never forget to enjoy the simple things, like a snow cone on a hot day or a rainbow after the rain. Liz: That you are worthy of being loved exactly the way you are. Liz: I hope I’ll have learned how to be present—how to take each day at face value. I also love anything by Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, Beth Harbison, Jen Lancaster, and L. I also love any book by Jane Green, Sarah Pekkanen, Amy Hatvany, Sarah Jio, and the list goes on!

What one part of your home life do you wish you could outsource?

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Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. Here’s what Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke had to say… 18: Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Authors BE SURE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW TO WIN A COPY OF LIZ & LIZA’S NEW BOOK: YOUR PERFECT LIFE! 8: Holly Gordon, Director THE BALANCE PROJECT | No.

I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. As I suspected, no one really does “it all.” Everyone’s making sacrifices somewhere. Age: Liz: 40; Lisa: 41 Where I live: Liz: San Diego, CA; Lisa: Chicago, IL Job: Liz: Sales Rep and Author; Lisa: Author. Lisa was in television for 15 years before she moved to the Midwest to get married and pursue writing full-time. 9: Jill Salzman, Entrepreneur THE BALANCE PROJECT | No.

Co-authors of Is the job you have now the same one you had before kids? Do you think having “it all” is realistic or overrated and why? Liz: Sushi—I could eat it for each and every meal (even breakfast! 10: Jennifer Levinson, Jen’s List THE BALANCE PROJECT | No.

Liz & Lisa: It depends on your definition of having “it all.” We feel that you have to make the most out of what you do have, live every day to the fullest, try not to see the glass as half-empty. 11: Jenny Hutt, Media Personality THE BALANCE PROJECT | No.

You know, all the things we tell ourselves we should do, but that are so hard! 12: Angela Santomero, Kids’ Media Creator THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 14: Tiffany Washington, Pastry Designer THE BALANCE PROJECT | No.

It’s great to strive for more, but you should be careful you aren’t overlooking what’s right in front of you in the process. Liz & Lisa: Not beating ourselves up when we have to make hard choices about where to be—there are only so many hours in the day.