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‘Workin’ Moms’ Highlights Post-Maternity Leave Problems

Trying to find something to watch late at night as I pull up my laptop to get started on my workload, I came across a show on Netflix that caught my eye. It was Workin’ Moms.

Not only was the title intriguing, but the synopsis of the show drew me in.

It reminded me of going back to work after having our firstborn, and again after having our second. It was during our third that I completely skipped maternity leave and picked up right where I left off before giving birth.

Heck, I even remember planning my “leave” weeks in advance and messaging all my clients to let them know I was going to do things way in advance in case I went into labor.

As exciting as it was to see my earnings during those months, I didn’t like how it made me feel.

What Makes ‘Workin’ Moms’ So Relatable

As you watch Workin’ Moms, you can sense the new-mom confusion within the mommy-and-me sessions. Each mom is battling with the changes that come with being a new parent.

Watching the four women portrayed in the Netflix original, I felt myself bonding with them. I was reminded of the following:
– What it felt to go back to the office;
– To feel as though your child has become the center of your spouse’s world;
– To not know whether you are doing enough; and
– To want to do more.

Although one of the women already has an older child, there’s the feeling of disconnect with her daughter. I watched as that same mom discussed the emotions she faced with her unplanned pregnancy. I felt myself drift back into the time when we found out we were expecting our third.

Some people assume that it gets easier with each child. Overall, it does, but you mentally have to prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Adding another member to your family can be financially difficult and emotionally overbearing. At times, it might feel as though you’re stretching yourself too thin. In most cases, you are.

Workin’ Moms does a great job in portraying these emotions and more throughout the first season. Although it’s not something you’d watch with your husband — sorry, he just might not get it and that’s okay — Workin’ Moms makes girls time a lot easier by bringing it to your living room.

I highly recommend this show to family and friends, and I can’t wait for season two in Spring 2019.

Have you seen Workin’ Moms yet? Tell me what you think about it in a comment below!

Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email: tima@motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

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