Probably now more than ever are women actively pursuing goals all while having children. And the idea of pausing or at the very least slowing down to factor in activities with the little ones is very much hit and miss leading to bouts of the dreaded 'mummy guilt'.
But aside from feeling guilty at times, balancing motherhood and work-life comes with a variety of other challenges. Whether that be a loss of identity or remembering to look after yourself as well as the children, being a mother is no easy feat.
So after putting a call out for mothers willing to share their experiences, throughout July 2019 and in line with the release of Issue 3, we shared responses from 7 women as part of our Motherhood Series to the following questions:
Did you ever lose the essence of self when you became a mother?
How do you navigate work life and motherhood?
How do you cope with mummy guilt from pursuing ambitions?
Motherhood aside, how do you take care of you?
And as a treat and to bring more awareness not only to the challenges women face but to further encourage those much-needed self-care moments GRACE teamed up with Birchbox - The UK's number 1 Beauty Box to give our readers £5* off their first Birchbox.
Check the recap below!
WEEK 1 - Did you ever lose the essence of self when you became a mother?
The first in our 4 part breakdown shares the responses from Blessing, Chibuzor, Dinah, Gemma, Kayo, Paula and Zeruiah.
Press play to hear what these 7 amazing mothers have to say!
WEEK 2 - How do you navigate work-life and motherhood?
WEEK 3 - How do you cope with mummy guilt from pursuing ambitions?
WEEK 4 - Motherhood aside, how do you take care of you?