Since the birth of your new bundle of joy, you’ve been going through a parent’s version of rigorous, survival training. Click To Tweet In a short period, you are subjected to a mixture of strenuous physical demands, mental-strengthening drills, and unavoidable sleep-deprivation as you work to develop a routine. If that’s not challenging enough, within a matter of weeks, you are expected to have conquered the new-mommy landscape, and morph into a high-performing, working mother without missing a beat.
Although an unreasonable expectation, ask any new mom and they will tell you, absurd or not, it’s still the expectation. It’s the basis for the stigma surrounding new moms in the workplace. When I use the term “stigma”, I mean the perception that working moms are too distracted to do their jobs, as well as they did before the miracle of birth. Click To Tweet Continue reading