For Mother’s Day, Some Heartfelt Wishes for Mothers Everywhere

Working mom holding her toddler daughter

Working and mothering is hard.  

And Prince Harry sure spoke truth when he said, “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension” (btw, congrats, Sussexes -- and welcome Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor).

So on this Mother’s Day, to all the mothers going beyond comprehension, we wish you:

A lighter mental load.

More support. 

Motherhood that doesn’t exact a penalty.

Families that don’t mean fired.

Careers that thrive after babies.

Nursing without apology (in comfortable spaces).

Skills that are respected.

Parent-teacher conferences that don’t happen during the work day.

Flexibility when they do. 

Congratulations (and no judgment) before leave.

A hearty welcome back (and a clear career path) after.

A good night’s sleep.  

Unqualified success.

And to parents everywhere who are holding their children a little closer this week, we wish for the thing that every mother wishes for: school that’s a place where children can go without fear, and where parents can know they are safe.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Written by: Lisa Oppenheimer

May 10, 2019

About the Author

Lisa Oppenheimer at Bright Horizons

As Director, Brand Storytelling at Bright Horizons, Lisa writes “from the trenches” about the real life challenges of people in today’s workplaces: from the tensions of being a working mother, to working with millennials in the digital age, and everything in between. With a career ranging from freelance to full-time, Lisa brings a diverse employment background to her perspective.