My kids asked many questions about my daily departures, and I sought a way to teach these tiny souls about what I did all day, while also trying to justify my absence. Mommies Work quickly evolved into equal parts education and validation.
Working moms know the sting of missed moments at home. The self-doubt that swells from watching moms enjoy weekday outings with their children. And the guilt that settles in after a call from day care, a late night at the office or a missed milestone due to travel. But they also know the satisfaction of being a part of something bigger. Of flexing their creative muscles. Of contributing to a team of peers. And of killing it at a business presentation.
And perhaps above all, they know the pride that drives us as role models for our girls to follow their dreams. And as examples for our boys to one day support wives following theirs. Like me, many know they’re actually better moms because of their careers.
Mommies Work speaks to the littlest ones, reminding us that while many moms love their jobs, home is where their heart is.