My name is Tiffany and I’m from Northeast Ohio. Like so many other women, I’m figuring out this motherhood gig as I go. I often wonder if it’s just one long educated guessing came where one minute your heart is exploding and the next minute it’s your head? Some days…

If there is one thing I want you to know, it’s that above all else, I’m a mother first.

A woman and her daughter at an office desk
My pride and joy

Motherhood is wonderful, but it is anything but a smooth ride. Since I became a mom, work/life balance has always been my biggest challenge. Becoming a mom didn’t make me any less ambitious, I just developed new boundaries because my priorities changed. In the end, I lost my job trying to balance it all. Although it hasn’t been easy, I hope what I’m going to say next inspires you.

Black and white dandelion

Motherhood comes with many blessings in disguise

After going through what can only be described as a “corporate detox,” I started looking at what happened to me as my own “blessing in disguise.” I relished in the fact that I wouldn’t have to choose whether to tend to my sick daughter or get through a morning of meetings as I did as a working mother. Suddenly, I didn’t have to decide whether or not I had enough PTO to attend daycare events. Can you relate?

The weight I carried was heavier than I realized. Oddly, after I lost my job I felt lighter, happier, and so ready to start choosing my family more often.

Real-life challenges of real working moms

black and white photo of a pencil holder and other office supplies

Writing has always been a passion of mine and I’m lucky to be able to enjoy it daily.

I’m still working on finding my own silver lining while navigating a really tough time. Because of this, I want to help tell the stories of other mothers. Full-time working mothers, part-time working mothers, stay at home mothers because we’re ALL working mothers and we all face real-life challenges in juggling the curveballs that life throws.

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