This is a special note to our Watermark community of working mothers. Today is the day, a moment during the year when you should pause and reflect on all the accomplishments you have achieved as a working mother. Our definition of mother comes in all forms: mothers, grandmothers, great-grand mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts who are present as mothers, the mothers of our friends, and all the women who act as mothers and influence our lives. And by working, there is the added title and distinction of "working mother". We know your long nights and early mornings, your "mental" workload of making sure that your kids are where they need to be with everything they need, your "emotional" tug-of-war of being a working mother, and your constant search of work-life balance in order to be your best possible mom-self.
We want to remind you that you are amazing, both at work and at home. And whether you have littles at home, teenagers, grown children or grandchildren, or provide guidance in the lives of others, remember we are continuing to raise the next generations of strong individuals by showing that when we are working mothers, we can have our cake and eat it too.
"Don't look at email or texts while you are spending time with your children off-Hours. Looking back, I wish I had created better boundaries." - Mary Ann Bianco, Watermark Board Liaison
Read more brilliant thoughts about working motherhood at Before I Became a Mom, I Wish I Knew...48 Tips for Working Moms, by Alli Smalley at PowerToFly.
And we remind you, it takes a village. We are here for you and again, we wish our working moms a very Happy Mother's Day!
- The Watermark Team