Working mom of the year in Wilmington

April 16, 2009 3:24:47 PM PDT
Mother's Day came a little early for moms recognized in the latest issue of Working Mother Magazine as they've been deemed Working Mothers of the Year. One of them lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Vivian Fresco is a supermom to 4-year-old Ryan and 2-year-old Kyle.

She is being recognized as one of the nation's top 30 working moms by Working Mother Magazine.

She is a 37-year-old information systems project manager at Astra Zenica pharmaceuticals in Wilmington.

Her husband David nominated her as a top working mom.

"He felt like I was the quintessential working mother," Vivian said.

Vivian loves her job and appreciates the freedom and security two incomes give her family. While she's in the office, her children are in good hands at the company daycare.

Working Mother Magazine sites balance as her strength.

"Performing at work, which is really important to me, and also being there for my kids and being there for my boys, being able to be home by 5:30 to make them a healthy dinner and give them a bath and put them to bed and say goodnight to them every single day," Vivian said.

Vivian's life balance includes charity work. Last year, she and her family organized a block party for more than 100 children and lead a drive to donate more than 1,000 movies to hospitals and clinics.

Vivian's in good company. First Lady Michelle Obama is named as a top working mom, too.

Grateful for the recognition, Vivian credits her mom as a role model.

To keep herself on track, there's weekly yoga and periodic pedicures.

"But really, the reward is my kids and just being with my kids and seeing them smile and be happy," Vivian said.

She will reward herself with some mommy-daddy only time on a trip to New York Mother's Day weekend for the gala celebrating the nation's top working moms.

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