When you work as hard as most working mothers do, it can be rough trying to balance family and work. The emotional toll can wreak havoc on even the strongest mother’s psyche. As a society we espouse how important raising a family is, but we don’t support those platitudes with policies that allow new mothers(Or fathers for that matter) to spend the important early months of a newborn’s life bonding with their new babies. 12 weeks of UNPAID time off is all new moms get before it’s, “Good on you and excellent job on popping out that kid, but those spreadsheets at work aren’t gonna spread themselves. Now on you go, back to work missy” (Read this in a British accent for maximum impact)
Tomorrow, we feature a story about the difficulties working mothers face balancing home and work life. The piece is about the sacrifices, struggles, and economic realities for one of our writers and for working mothers everywhere in this country. It’s a compelling read, and we urge you to check it out.
Since we’re running a piece on working mothers tomorrow, we’re featuring a clip today of working moms sharing their experiences and hardships. There’s also information on the current status of where we stand as a country when it comes to giving mothers and fathers a fair shot at achieving real work and family balance. Enjoy the clip.