You know what every working mama needs? A little (a lot of) support.
(Also: chocolate, coffee, and place to pump.)
I started my journey as a working mom about a month ago, but I’ve been preparing for it for several years now. I made a career change with my family in mind, prayed about God’s timing and provision, and thoughtfully considered whether working or stay-at-home motherhood was right for me.
It turns out that working motherhood is the best fit for me and my family right now, a choice I’m more confident in with each passing day. I’m learning my new limits, adjusting my priorities, and showing myself more flexibility and grace than I ever have before.
Motherhood is hard, whether you’re a work-out-of-the-home, work-at-home, or stay-at-home mom, and we need all the support we can get. As an office mom with a cubicle, the challenges can seem endless, and I had a million questions before I went back to work (and I still have about a million more!):
Where will I pump? Where will I store breastmilk? How will I manage weeknight dinners? How will I stay connected to my husband and baby?
Introducing #WorkingMamaWednesday + How It Works
I’m excited to introduce a new community for working moms on Instagram, called #WorkingMamaWednesday. Crowd sourcing information on Facebook groups and Instagram is one of my favorite ways to connect with other moms and learn their tips, tricks, and best practices for all things related to parenting, and I’m eager to help facilitate these discussions!
I’ll be hosting this community with the fabulous Lindsay of It’s Simply Lindsay, who is a working mom to her adorable Ginny.
Each Wednesday one of us will post a new discussion question on Instagram so we can get to know each other, share our best ideas, troubleshoot together, and cheer one another on as we walk this crazy, bumpy, beautiful road. This is meant to be a space a pure love and support — there are enough spaces out there where mommy wars abound and judgement flows freely. This is a space where you’ll be met with only love and compassion.
We’re launching this today, and we’d love for you to head over to Instagram to join us for our first chat! You can head straight to this photo, my profile, or search the hashtag #WorkingMamaWednesday to find us. Please tag friends who might be interested in joining us—the more, the merrier!
I couldn’t be more excited to connect with you working moms as we figure this thing out together!