Shelby

Mom to Madelyn



What did you struggle with most about returning to work after having your kids?

“As I left for work on my first day back I feared Madelyn would prefer the people taking care of her instead of me and that hurt my heart.”

What I struggled with most about returning to work was how I was going navigate merging my work life with the new demands of being a mom. As I left for work on my first day back I feared Madelyn would prefer the people taking care of her instead of me and that hurt my heart.


What do you find difficult about being a working parent?


What I have found most difficult about being a working parent is finding the time to do it all. I've learned I can't, and prioritize the best I can. I don't have this figured out and some days are harder than others, but at the end of the day I am still able to spend precious time with my girl




What do you enjoy about being a working parent?


What I enjoy about being a working mom is knowing that tomorrow will be different than today with new obstacles to overcome. As I started this new journey about 6 months ago, Madelyn and I have adapted and grown together and it's been fun to watch.


After being back at work for some time, have your views about career and family changed?


My views on having a career and family have definitely changed. I always knew I wanted a family but didn't know how important it would be to me until I became a mom. It's the best and I wouldn't change it. My job is important but my family is most important to me.



Knowing what you know now, what’s one thing you wish you could go back in time and tell yourself as you were preparing to return to work or getting ramped up in your role?


If I could go back and tell myself one thing it would be to surround yourself with supportive people and live in the moment because it goes by in a blink of an eye.



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