Hello Lovely Readers!
Just about one year ago I was asked by our community’s founder, Michelle, to manage this website and community. I had less than two years in as a permanent writer and I was just beginning to meet some of the other writers in person. My first step as the community’s new leader, therefore, was to read. I read through dozens and dozens of posts and as I read I got to know each and every writer intimately. In fact, I began to consider them some of my closest friends. Why? Because the women of this community write from their hearts.
The women of CT Working Moms write about their challenges and they describe their pain. They share their families’ joyful experiences and they blog about their stories of imperfection and disappointment to support others who may have felt the same sense of failure or doubt in their lives. With each post I read I forged deeper and deeper connections with each and every one of them. I was overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled to be among such amazing, beautiful company.
We are all different. Some of us are married, others are single. Some are gay and others are straight. Some of us are mothers who foster, others who have adopted, and some of us have children who came along biologically. We all have different careers, some of us working out of the home and others working from home. Some of us work part-time, some work full-time, and several work even more than full-time. We have women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Some of us have babies, others have toddlers and school-aged kids, and some of us even have teenagers. We live all over the state, some of us in urban areas and others deep in the woods or on the edge of a peaceful lake.
We are all, however, very much the same. We are all hard working mamas who fiercely love our families. We are all flawed and we all have days filled with struggle. We all know how to laugh hard and we are proud of our children, our careers, and our lives. We have all chosen to write about our flawed, difficult, exciting, and at times hilarious lives with the shared purpose of supporting each other…and you, our readers. You are not alone. We are all here with you on this crazy ride called motherhood.
We are looking for more women to join our community. Are you a working mother here in Connecticut? Do you like to write? Have you been looking for a way to share some of your life’s story with others? Do you want a chance to support other mamas? Consider joining us! Send a sample post and a brief biographical description to me (Sara) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Give it a shot! Put yourself out there a little. You may be pleasantly surprised by how good it feels. We’d love to have you.