Jaime Sayre, regional sales manager at WKYT-TV, Lexington’s local CBS affiliate, is inspired by her faith and two teenage sons and wants to set a good, well-rounded example of what it takes to be successful personally and professionally.
“Life experiences shape you—I have never regretted any experiences I’ve had,” Jaime said. “All of them, bad or good, have crafted me into the person I am. Your kids watch how you react to every situation. Be very open and honest with them, and let them know they can talk about or ask you anything.”
A typical day for Jaime starts at 6 a.m., so that she can do a load of laundry, jump in the shower, get her boys up by 6:30, make breakfast, pack lunches and have the boys off to school at 7:30 a.m.
She then gets to work by 8:30 a.m., where she is either busy in the office or out on work appointments. In the late afternoon, she picks up her boys and then usually one or both have practice from 5-7 p.m.
“I love doing any activity with the kids. I love having them around and now that they are older, they are truly so much fun. We love to travel, go hiking, golf or run errands,” she said. “Since I’m in the television industry, it’s ok for me to admit that we even have a couple favorite television shows that we enjoy together every week—it’s usually ‘Taco Tuesday’ and TV night!”
By the time Jaime and her boys eat dinner, finish homework and sneak in a favorite show, it’s time for bed. She admits she tries to work in exercise a few times a week, but she never knows if it will be at 6 a.m., noon or 9 p.m.
Like most moms, Jaime finds the biggest challenge is juggling everything from work to social to family obligations. From getting married to selling her house to moving to building a new house and her career, Jaime finds herself multitasking 10 things at once.
Jaime’s advice for other moms is to take time to relax.
As Jaime explained, one can’t be a super mom without asking others for help.
“It’s difficult to balance all of the responsibilities, but you do have to make time for yourself,” she said. “It truly takes a village, and I’m grateful for friends and family that can always step in and help out.”
As Jaime has learned, the most rewarding part of being a mom is seeing life through her sons’ eyes. She said she loves watching their brains work and the questions they ask.
“I remind myself daily that I am raising someone’s future husband and father one day; I’m not only raising my sons.”