I watched a beautiful video yesterday that asked moms what advice they would give themselves if they could go back in time to right before their first child was born. The video was a gorgeous montage of varied answers that ranged from “sleep now” to “forgive yourself”. My personal favorite was a sign that read “you are the expert”.
It got me thinking about other times in my life when I could have used some advice from women who had gone before me: my first day at a new school, the last day I went to college, our first argument after my wedding, that time I thought I could pull off the pixie haircut . All of these moments could have been made just a little easier with some words of encouragement and wisdom.
Another milestone in my life as a woman, specifically as a working mother, when I could have used a little hand holding was when I went back to work after having my babies. Ouch. The heartbreak of dropping them off, the giddiness at having adult conversations during the day, the guilt at enjoying adult conversations and being overly tired at night; I was not prepared for either return to the workforce.
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