About Mom/Me (Savannah)
Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. I am a working mom, trying to have it all. More specifically, I am an attorney in Washington, D.C. with lots of dreams, but little sleep. After months of reading the blogs of my stay-at-home mom friends, I’ve decided to add my perspective to the modern motherhood conversation.
I anticipated that having a child would change my life, but I did not expect it to change ME. And I know I am not alone. A 2013 study by DDB Worldwide Communications Group found that about 30 percent of young moms feel they have lost their identity since becoming moms, compared with just 10 percent of our moms (now aged 49-67). Mothers today are expected to be very hands-on in our parenting – my son is only six months old, but already I feel pressure to make his baby food (with only organic, locally-grown produce, of course); buy toys and play games to develop his verbal, physical, and social skills; and spend all my free time with him. These pressures become more intense when also struggling to excel in a full-time job.
This blog is my space to figure out how I can be a great parent without compromising who I am. In short posts (since I imagine anyone reading this will also have limited time), I will share the best info and advice I uncover through my never-ending parenting research, as well as a sampling of my working mom experiences and musings. I hope you find it interesting, and maybe even helpful, thought-provoking, comforting, or amusing.