I am Jennifer Hitchcock, an on the go mama who juggles working, traveling, and raising my son in the city with my husband, dog and cat. Enjoy finding time for casual gardening when I want, cooking when I get a chance, and house projects somewhere in between.
I’ve had a great experiences working 20 years in the agriculture industry mostly with plants and trees in an urban setting. When my long-time boyfriend and I decided to have kids we got married, and four months later I was pregnant. I had a long time career of 20 years before deciding to have a child. The day of my baby shower was involved in a serious car accident in which my baby was born the same day, too early at 33 weeks and I almost lost my leg.
After all of that I had many questions, could I return back to work? Physically? Mentally?
And did I want to, now that I was a mom?
The answer would shock some. Yes, after all the physical and emotional pain and rehabilitation I want to keep working. Through my experience of what happened I became real to myself and others. And I would like to share that with you.
Work is part of who I am, so is being a mommy. Every mom once having their first decides what is best for them. To work or not. It’s a time to be completely honest with ourselves..
- Do we have to work?
- Do we want to work?
- What makes us our best and come out shining?
For me, it was going back to work. I thought, “Even if I didn’t have to, would I WANT to?” And that my friends is what allows you to be free. It will take some sacrifice on both hands of the working and the mommy time but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Why this blog?
With this blog I want to create a space for moms to allow themselves to want to work and be a mother, to give a voice to the guilt, fear, endurance, tough love and ambition, that these mom’s live through without giving up. It’s my mission to be raw uncut and vulnerable as a mom who is working and trying to be the best mom I can be.
Join me as we each search for that balance between the two and uncover what you can do to make it up on both ends — so it makes a difference in your life, career and role as a mom.
Sharing has always been my passion, if not information I like to share honesty. I find that blogging here is fun and I get to share at a different level of openness. In some ways I am writing to myself, and those on a similar journey that have yet to find their words. I also want to inspire and give hope momma’s who like me chose to go back to work. Or just to be funny.
Choosing to work and be a mom takes a chunk of time and resources for both your career and your mommy time — I know! If I can lessen the guilt and the conflict of being a mom and working outside of the home at the same time then to me, the world is a better place.