The struggles that you face as a professional and mother can be arduous. We get it. Not only have we been there, but we’re still there, processing it all along with you. Not only are you valiantly navigating your job, and professional advancement, but you’re also navigating your role as a mom to your child or children. You may be simultaneously navigating postpartum, the seemingly Herculean task of scheduling work and family tasks and events, and trying to stave off the isolation that can set in whether you’re alone or in a room full of people. You may feel stuck or rudderless, and even thinking about leaving the workforce because you don’t see how you can truly excel in what you want to do professionally and personally to your standards or with the cost of childcare being what it is. We’re here to say that you can, and we’re here to help.
The struggles that you face as a professional and father often get overlooked. There are memes and gifs that speak to the trope that you’re clueless and if it weren’t for mothers, you’d be quite lost. We know that’s far from the truth. You are capable, and you, too, are navigating a lot. You may not be navigating postpartum, but you are navigating the pressures of the workplace while also trying to carve out precious time to not just help raise your children, but bear witness to their lives, something that also doesn’t get much attention as it should. You may be navigating supporting your spouse, or another loved one, while supporting yourself and your professional dreams, with the expectation that you won’t assert your parental aspirations as you do your professional goals. We’re here to say that you can, and we’re here to help.