As I’m getting last minute preparations ready to start the Big Kid in Kindergarten, I realized how my working mom role is about to change. Before this new phase of schooling, we could drop kids off whenever for daycare and plan vacations/doctor’s appointments around our convenience. Starting tomorrow, we’re going to have to be on the kid’s school schedule. On-time drop-offs. On-time pick-ups. Working around school holidays and packing any extra items for class activities. I don’t even want to think about what to do with my kid when he’s off next summer!
I’ve survived so far raising my infants into toddlers, but K-12 schooling is a whole other level of parenting. And I need all the mamas in my life to provide guidance. I’ve always heard that as your kids get older, they are less physically demanding (nursing, feeding, playing toys with them) but become more mentally and emotionally demanding (talking them through social problems, homework, school/friend drama). As a working mom who can often feel depleted in all aspects, I’ll be looking to others in similar situations to lean on.
For this and many other reasons, I am proposing the Working Moms Meet Up for SXSW programming in 2018. I’ve hosted this meet up the past 3 years, and every year has been different and exciting. Voting is open until August 25th, so this is my final push to get my idea in front of the SXSW Community and their Board. Please vote for Working Moms Meet Up and help get me back to SXSW in the spring! If you voted in the past, you can use your same SXSW login. Otherwise, creating a login takes just a few seconds.
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