• K
  • New York, United States
  • a year ago

Working mamas

Curious... do you feel like being a mother has made you better or worse at your job? I feel like I’ve learned to be way more efficient so I can make it back in time for school pickup and bedtime. Also feel like I have a new appreciation for patience at work. Would love to hear your stories!
  • J
  • Rosemont, United States
  • 7 months ago

Worse!!!! I can never remember anything. My tasks require knowing certain things and I have been struggling to cope with not remembering and not understanding what I used to know. I used to feel smart, but now I just feel stupid

  • A
  • West Valley City, United States
  • 10 months ago

I felt like it helped me prioritize and get things done faster but I’m sorry I just wasn’t happy being away for that long! So it helped me open my eyes to what’s really important too because I wanted to be a working mom until I had my child!

  • T
  • Silver Spring, United States
  • 10 months ago

For those moms that transitioned to working from home what is it that you do?

  • J
  • Remus, United States
  • a year ago

Worse. As a whole, I like the organization I work for, I like my coworkers and I like my position. But I like my son more, so missing him all day is very distracting and makes it really hard to focus on my work and to stay motivated as all I can think about is how much I want to go home to see him. I used to have a great memory/mental filling system and great organizational skills, but as much as a skeptic as I was before becoming a mom, I now think mom brain is a real thing and that I have it big time as I can't keep track of anything or stay on track for anything liked I once could. Throw in the fact that I pump at work, so that takes time put of my day while I'm there as well as adds an extra level of stress and extra time dealing with all the pump parts there and at home to prepare them to being with me and that I always breastfeed him before I leave for the day, which often makes me late for work.

  • J
  • Rosemont, United States
  • 7 months ago

@Jess, yes!!! But I haven't seen any improvement and I've been back full time for almost a year

  • J
  • Remus, United States
  • a year ago

I constantly feel like a hot mess like I never have and like I'm just sucking at my job now. It really frustrates me because I used to ROCK at my job and prided myself on that fact, so it's been a really hard adjustment. I've only been back 2 months, I really, really hope it gets better, I can't imagine this being a long term funk.

  • J
  • PA, US
  • a year ago

I used to feel guilty but then started my own business and now I work around my child’s schedule. I started a business with young living. Time freedom is so important to me now.

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