‘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!


  1. simplyvegetarian777

    I haven’t heard of this show. I am surely going to look it up on Netflix. A Netflix buff here! Sounds like a relatable show.

  2. Toni Dash

    I haven’t seen it yet but it sounds so exciting and relatable! Can’t wait to see it!

  3. jaye shields

    Funny enough, my boyfriend wanted to try this show and I said to skip it because I thought that it wouldn’t be relatable to us. Maybe ill have to check it out.

  4. Sara Welch

    I’ll have to add this to my lineup! Looks like something I could definitely relate too!

  5. bethpierce2013

    I wish I had time to enjoy a show like this; looks like a good laugh; thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Catherine

    It’s certainly not easy! I haven’t heard of this show until now…sounds like a good one!

  7. Allie

    Not a mother just an admirer of all the momisms. and this show was so raw and hilarious it reminded me that nothing good comes without a little nurture and patience and love!

  8. Jacque Hooper

    This looks like a promising show! I will have to add it to my list! Currently catching up on some true crime documentaries!

  9. Yeah Lifestyle

    I haven’t seen the show yet but it is one I have been meaning to check out. Sounds like my sort of thing.

  10. Becca Wilson

    I have wanted to watch this show. It looks like it would be such a good one to sit back and enjoy!

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