When I first went back to work after having our son, it was refreshing to turn to the LWM blog for ideas and advice. What I love most about this network is that LWM parents blog with integrity and without judgment. Although conversation and opinions are welcomed and encouraged, it is not a place to wage mommy wars. I have made many new bloggy friends through LWM that offer so much wisdom and support. Please, if you haven't come across the site before, take a minute to check it out: liberatingworkingmoms.com.
I'd like to leave you with an excerpt from my interview, where I talk about how to keep perspective, tips for a healthy work-life, and how to convince your husband to do the dishes. I hope you will share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment below, as well as on the Liberating Working Moms site. Right before posting this I was on the phone with a friend of mine who's added an adorable newborn to her mix of managing life in Florida with a soon-to-be four year old and a loving husband, and I am reminded how important it is and how grateful I am to have a supportive network of friends who you can cry and laugh with, no matter what the topic.
"To me, perspective is about maintaining an optimistic attitude and considering the “bigger picture.” When I think about what I want my life to look like it helps me feel less guilty about taking steps to make the dreams I have for my family’s future a reality. I also have great examples in my life of working moms who keep it all in perspective – they talk about the “joys” of pregnancy, pumping, and raising kids like they are writing a magazine article – realistic and funny, not full of negativity (who wants to read that?). I feel more connected to those friends and co-workers because even when we have more demands than is possible to accomplish, we lean on each other for a good laugh and get through it."
Here's the link to my full Q&A: Featured Working Mom: Jes' Delights
Thanks as always for reading!