I thought I’d start with a little background. About 7 years ago I graduated from an Ivy League college and began working in “new media,” as it was then called, in New York City. In my free time, I enjoyed the big city fun and nightlife for a few years before meeting my future husband and starting to settle down. We got married, moved to the burbs, and this past June, welcomed our first child, a little boy. Motherhood has been both exciting and overwhelming. The first couple weeks, the thought that I was much better at my job than at being a mom crossed my mind frequently. Luckily, the baby and I have both made a lot of progress and have gotten into our routines. However, everything’s about to get turned upside down (again) in one more week when my maternity leave ends and I head back to work, commuting to the city.
I’m starting this blog because I’ve realized that parenthood is kind of a weird thing at first, and it takes some getting used to. It especially seems this way from my own perspective, as someone who’s always been career-oriented and self-focused. But I’m sure it’s the case for parents everywhere: moms & dads, young parents and old parents, working parents and stay-at-home parents. I’ll be writing from my own perspective, but would love to hear from everyone: women in the same boat as me, and all other parents as well.
Welcome to my new blog! As a new mom heading back to work soon, I’ll be talking about the issues involved in juggling a career and motherhood. Hopefully I’ll be hearing from other moms (and dads!) who can relate.