So, I am so excited to share with you that BlackGlamourMom will be providing weekly articles for MommyNoire.com, a flagship destination for the black pregnancy community that provides expert advice and tips for black mothers and the expectant mom. I will be dishing on all things related to the subject of balancing both work and motherhood.
I must admit that the topic is super fitting as I constantly get feedback as to how I have come to balance the two. Trust me, it has not been, and is definitely not always easy. I do however believe that I have a bit of a rhythm going, one that is very well worth sharing! With that said, I’ve learned some things along the way and I look forward to being able to share my insights and tips with you here on BlackGlamourMom as well as on my weekly posts for MommyNoire on the subject.
Check out an excerpt from my first article below:
“Working Mom: Redefining What It Means To Be A Career-Loving Mother”
So I admit it, I have working mom issues! On the one hand, I am fortunate enough to have an amazing career that has allowed me to not only develop professionally, but also personally. However, I still have issues! I’m not talking about the kind of issues that could potentially land me on the comfy couch of a therapist; I’m talking about those annoying working mom issues. You know, the issues that have you questioning whether your decision to leave your child at home to work nine to ten hours out of the day is the right thing to do. The issues that have you constantly checking in with your child’s sitter to make sure that things are running smoothly, while simultaneously slipping into yet another Monday morning client meeting.
You see my issues started way before I even birthed my son. Before he was even here I was struggling internally trying to figure out how was I going to remain dedicated to my career while trying to navigate this new world which would soon consist of actually being someone’s mother. Did I even still want a career? Did having a child now mean that I could forget about career progression? How would I figure out my travel schedule with a little one at home? After grappling with this issue for more than 14 months, that’s 14 months after giving birth (my son is now 19 months), I have finally come to the point in my life’s journey as a mother where I realize that I can in fact be a “Career-Loving Mother.”
What is a career-loving mother you might ask? Let me explain. I’ve come to realize that there is absolutely nothing wrong with still wanting to have a successful career after having a child and that you can even continue to love your career. It really is all about the balance. It’s about balancing family time with career time and knowing when to drive, slow down and stop.
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