Research tells us that professional moms should consider prioritizing self-care and time for themselves. This is an important time to note that self-care isn’t just watching Netflix and having spa days. Seeking additional support from family and friends, setting boundaries, and learning effective time management skills are all forms of self-care too! In this article, our team shares a few blogs and podcasts that might be helpful for professional moms.

Moms & Mental Health

Mental health for moms? What does that mean? Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community.” Now imagine adding that to the amount of things a mother needs to do for herself… You know, on top of teaching and regulating those things for the other human beings moms are responsible for. Moms and professional moms are often held to impossible standards and harsh judgements. According to Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPCS, “Professional moms face a plethora of barriers in the workforce. Childcare responsibilities, employer bias, lack of support and resources, gender wage gap, and confidence and self-doubt are just a few. Mental and physical wellness can be two of the first things that moms sacrifice when stress gets high.”

Blogs For The Professional Mom

  • With Love, Becca: This blog was created by Becca, an experienced and empathetic career coach, working mom of two, and author dedicated to helping women find more fulfillment and joy in their work and lives. Becca says that the blog “contains posts full of encouragement, support, motivation, laughs, and working mom hacks. As working mothers, we can’t do it all (though we certainly try), but we can have it all!”
  • Fab Working Mom Life: This blog was created by Julie, a mom and military spouse working full-time in environmental compliance and blogger/content creator. This blog was created for moms in need of a support network to thrive both at home and at work.
  • Working Mom Magic: This blog was created by Lauren, a working mom doing her best to keep it all together. This blog is full of various topics on parenthood, food & fitness, and mom magic.
  • Working Mom Balanced: This blog was created by Nelly Alba, a mom of 2 and full-time Director of Recruitment & Persistence for the Youth Development Organization in MA. This blog is full of positivity, self-care tips, resources and finding balance in motherhood and career.
  • Motherly: In the words of the creators, “Motherly’s team of expert panelists included some of the top medical, behavioral, and relationship experts in the world.” This blog is full of stories for all moms and endless resources for all. “Motherly shares personalized, week-by-week guides on everything from pregnancy to becoming a new parent to being a working parent and beyond.”

Podcasts For The Professional Mom

  • Working Mom Hour: This podcast was created by Erica, Mads and Marla, working moms, business partners and friends with kids at different ages and stages. This podcast was created to “help shine light on the working mom experience…and advocate for this superpower!”
  • Balanced Working Moms Podcast: This podcast was created by Rina Meushaw with the purpose of helping moms who are juggling it all. This podcast offers a variety of “practical tips to make your life calmer, more organized, and less chaotic.”
  • The Empowering Working Moms Podcast: Real Talk with Dr. Prianca Naik: This podcast was created by Dr. Prianca Naik, MD, a certified life coach. This podcast was created “for professional moms who are in survival mode and are ready to take hold of their lives and thrive.”
  • Purpose Driven Mom Show with Cara Harvey: This podcast was created by Cara Harvey and is for all moms with the goal to help the listener “find systems and routines to manage your home, go after goals, feel less stressed and have more joy in your home and parenting!”
  • It’s Good To See You With Dr. Rupa Wong: This podcast was created by Dr. Rupa Wong a physician, private practice owner and mother of 3. This podcast was created as “The Go To podcast for busy, professional working moms.” Each week Dr. Rupa Wong “offers easy to implement pearls and actionable strategies so that you cna excel in both work AND life.”

Being a mom is a job within itself, and there will be times moms don’t respond the best way or effectively handle a situation. But, guess what?! Every mom has those days and will continue to have those experiences. One suggestion from Counselor Jessica is “remember to put your breathing mask on first and then your child’s/children’s mask on second.” In order for you to be the best resource for your child and aid in their survival, you have to be equipped, level headed, and present to do so.

If you are a mom looking for additional support for your mental health, our team provides support for moms at our locations throughout Alabama and online. Contact our team to learn more about how we can support you!

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