I’m kind of lucky in that I’ve done a myriad of the “mom” positions. For the majority of motherhood, I’ve been a working mom (aka a mom that works outside of the home). I’ve also been a work-at-home mom as a Product Manager for Microsoft and with my current gig at Babble. I’ve done the stay-at-home mom part the least and lots of folks might argue that I’ve never really done it, because maternity leave and a month in the spring don’t really count. The majority of my closest friends are stay at home mommas but I work in a company that holds working moms in high regard, so I feel like I get the best of all worlds quite often.
But there’s always a common thread in all the different roles I’ve held and the friends I’ve encountered – whether our career is in the home or in an office, we all have our worries and struggles. More often than not, those worries and struggles and exhaustion are so eerily similar that it makes me wonder why the divide between moms in our roles.
So I asked two good friends of mine if they would mind being “interviewed.” I asked them the same questions and I answered the questions, giving a perspective from a WM (working mom) and a SAHM (stay-at-home mom) and a WAHM (work-at-home mom).
Here’s what we all had to say about our days, our fears, what we wear, and how we pee:
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Reasons to keep that pesky baby weight on. (if you take it seriously, I’ll punch you in the cooter.)