Meet Mallery Mayo

She’s a work-at-home mom whose son seems to be the boss.

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Photo by  Time Inc. Studios

Age: 38


Home: Los Angeles, California


Job: Research psychologist


Family: Married to Terrance, with son Candler, 13 months


I would describe myself as…
The poster child for having a wonderful life―but I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to enjoying it. I want to free myself of some of the stress so I can shine.


One thing I’m incredibly good at is…
Picking great books to read.


One thing I’m not-so-good at is…
Fixing my hair.


I wish I could…
Entertain at home more. We always want to invite people over, but never ask them early enough.


I feel guilty about…
Sometimes not being there for my son because of my career.


My biggest time-saver is…

Grocery shopping online. But finding the time to actually eat can be hard!


My morning make-up routine takes…
Seconds. I’ve been using the same colors for years, and it’s bo-ring.


One thing that’s currently on my to-do list―but might not get done―is…
Get a manicure.


One thing that’s on my to-do-one-day list is…
Start my own company so I can have more time with my son and less worry about money.