Being a working mom should work...
Instead, it is a thankless job marked by impossible contradictions and unreachable expectations.
Join Paula Faris on a journey through her personal experience as a working mom and conversations with women, men, and experts across the country on the topic of working motherhood. Together — they dismantle the cultural expectations and toxic traps placed on American moms and find a better way forward to working, momming and living.
American moms are more burned out now than at any other time in history. We believed we could have it all— fulfilling work, and a healthy and happy family. We pick up responsibilities wherever we go— on the job, at home, in our communities. We try to carry it all—and we do. Because moms are superheroes with superpowers! But at some point, our shoulders grow tired tired from carrying around the expectations and the mental load, tired from juggling the constant conflict between working and momming, tired of how our work— whether at home or at the office—isn’t valued equally, and tired of workplaces that treat us like risks instead of assets.
Award-winning journalist and mom-of-three Paula Faris offers a declaration to the millions of overwhelmed and depleted working moms out there— it doesn’t have to be this way. There is another way forward that frees us from the barbaric conflict of mom-guilt and the bone-weary exhaustion of carrying it all and feeling like we’re failing everywhere.
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We’re telling their stories so we can enact change – because being a working mom should work.