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A working mom faces pressure from all sides. On one hand, she is trying to support her babies, even if that means being stuck in a boring job that doesn't fulfill her passions. But if she's pursuing her dreams in a job she loves, that can make room for doubt to creep in, unwanted: what if she's being a bad mom?

If that's you, never doubt that pursuing a career you love is setting your children an example for the future. 

Moms have so much guilt and expectation piled on their shoulders. But if that's you, you're not alone. You are hardworking and strong, a woman who invests time and love in the precious lives of her children.

If you wonder whether you are good enough (for your children. For your job. For your spouse), know that you have been entrusted with your children for a specific reason (Motherly). That wasn't an accident. Even when your child seems excited to spend time with the babysitter instead of you, don't doubt yourself. 

You are a loving mom, and you are a strong mom. Most importantly, you are certainly not alone. Click here for the full article.



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Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.


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