The pandemic is pushing so many talented Moms out of the workforce right now, it’s scary! If you’re worried that you’re not able to meet your own high standard as a Mom, Worker or Partner right now, it’s okay because NO ONE CAN. You are not failing, the systems and policies we have to support working parenthood in the US, aren’t robust. And Covid continues to stress the limited supports we relied on.
It was never feasible to do ‘it all’ but now it’s critical to dial self-compassion up and expectations way down. I recently interviewed Leah Ruppanner, Author of “Motherland’s” and Co-Director of the Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne for her insight.
She’s done amazing research into the conditions that allow Mothers to thrive professionally. Hint, it involves access to childcare. Please visit momshierarchyofneeds.com for the full interview, “The States with the Most Childcare Sanity Will Surprise You.”