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Let's Unite... and Dream Big!

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

One of the best things about us, as women, is our ability to unite together as a community. Call it what you want; Boss Babes, or Girl Gang. Regardless, we can join together to help each other rise up against any adversity (big or small) that might come our way. And you all know I LOVE community, it’s one of my core values!

Becoming a Mother and having my own family is and was something I am deeply passionate about. Oh; how I longed to be a mom (sigh), I tried for three long hard and rewarding years to get pregnant and was devastated by the idea that one of my life-long dreams might not be fulfilled. If I look back on my life as a child the one thing I knew I wanted was to be a mom. I saw it as the most important job so much so that I chose to leave my job in marketing climbing the corporate ladder in hopes to find more balance. No matter how hard I tried to solve the mystery of fertility, it was the first time in my life no matter how hard I worked I could not control the outcome. A great lesson in life of doing vs. being. While science played a role, faith, fate and believing it was possible led my heart to my beautiful girls we welcomed to the world.

In the light of the pandemic, mothers have been struck with these times and faced with difficult decisions. So many women have been forced to choose between their families and their jobs or careers. Several moms had to shift to take care of their families while we have all been working from home. Highlighting the tough obstacles of being a mom between job/career and motherhood. In fact, it was reported that the number of people who dropped out of the workforce since the pandemic started was four times greater in women than men. To give you some numbers, that 865,000 women to 216,000 men. The Washington Post also noted that “one out of four women who reported becoming unemployed during the pandemic said it was because of a lack of child care—twice the rate among men.”

Okay, so with these figures in mind, how can we use this time to rise up and help each other? I say that the best thing that we can do for ourselves, as women, is to lean into our community. There are several benefits that come with joining a women’s group.