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.
Motherhood that doesn’t exact a penalty.
Families that don’t mean fired.
Careers that thrive after babies.
Nursing without apology (in comfortable spaces).
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.
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.