Motherhood or Success?

A lot of moms don’t want to talk about this. Either it is too cliché or too touchy. The demands on the mom who wants to have a successful career is REAL. The judgments are excruciating and the work that has to be put in is exhausting. We all know that parenting is not easy anyway. It is rewarding and equally challenging.  We have to put on our capes and become Superhero’s. We have to be brave, but honestly most of us are still scared little children who are walking by faith.

Being a mom in corporate America, I have always notice the silent demands placed on me since I wanted to do both. Declaring that I could raise a family successfully and have a career seemed a little far-fetched to most; especially, as a single mom. On one hand it is highly respected, but on the other folks are unsure that you can live out the task. Someone will get cheated right? Most think that the kids will be neglected or your job will constantly have to take a backseat.  Despite the numerous examples of Mom Moguls, there is still this stereotype of “The Working Mom”. One day off because the kids are sick makes some bosses question will you ever be fit to handle the CEO role or the more demanding roles that most career moms seek.

Well let me tell you something about moms…

We have learned how to make it work. I believe we are best in positions of power because we are natural leaders. We have just enough empathy to relate to the mass of workers. Plus our multitasking skills are nothing short of amazing. Did I mention we can do 100 things at once successfully? LOL

Think about it, we are natural nurtures and we can breastfeed on demand. I call it Meals on heels. I have typed reports, made dinner and got dressed all while nursing a baby. I have learned how to maneuver through life with a kick ass attitude while having throw up on my shirt. I have learned the art of distracting a whining kid while payiing a bill or two on the phone. I have helped an older child with homework while teaching my younger one how to count. Listen, when it comes to success most mothers are built for this. Now I am not saying it will be easy, but motherhood is not easy. So with that being said we don’t want to choose. We are coming for them both. We want a healthy and happy Motherhood and we want Success.

From a Mom who wants it All

-Tahnee Cole


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