When You Wake Up A Mother
When you wake up a mother, you wake up a child, a husband, a parents’ group, a school. You wake up a community, a government, a nation. Mothers are powerful; especially when they are living lives that are balanced and purposeful; lives that honor deep desires to give and serve and contribute to the entire world.
In my work life balance journey, both creating my own and helping others find what works for them, I have railed against this being a mother’s issue. Along that path, I have been horrified to discover how pushed aside, how denigrated and how insecure mothers are about their place in society. At home, in the workplace, in the world.
My commitment to change the culture of modern work life is anchored in the creation of a more effective and happy society for everyone. Work life flexibility is not just a mother’s issue. But mothers, do not underestimate the role you play. When you join together, when you support and lift each other up, your world-changing possibilities, your impact for good, flings open.
Be who you are. Wherever you are. At whatever stage you are. One child, one community group, one government, one nation at a time. Because when you wake up a mother, you wake up the world. For more on motherhood and social good, I’d love you to swing by my personal blog, whenyouwakeupamother.com.