By Tracy Managing Editor
Starting LWM was twofold. First I wanted to get back into the blogging game and second, I wanted to provide support for other working moms. Though Abby is only two, and I’m still working on this whole working mom gig myself, I knew that I did have some experience myself, and could share that with others. Plus having a team of ladies to share in this journey has been amazing. And I do learn some things from them too. Last week, though, I truly saw the power that this LWM community could have. And it all transpired via the power of social networking…..ahem….twitter.
First up was this tweet that @erin_ville sent out:
And that’s all it took. I knew I needed to rally many working moms so that Erin knew she was not alone, that many of us have gone through all of these emotions, and that this emotional roller coaster was going to be OK.
And then this happened over the next 24 hours:
And then I got these DM’s from Erin:
This. This is exactly what I wanted to do. This is exactly what I wanted to create. A community of working moms who could be there for each other, not only to share our experiences, but to also support each other. I’m so overjoyed and can’t stop smiling.
And this has got me thinking about how the LWM team can rally around other working moms, whether they’re going back to work for the first time or struggling with something. So we’re chatting behind the scenes right now. Stay tuned for more details on how LWM will set out to rally around other working moms.
And most of all, THANK YOU! Thank you for stepping up when I put the word out that Erin needed some support. The transition to working mom isn’t easy, but you’ve just witnessed how kind words and guidance can make a world of difference.
SHOUT OUT to all those twitter working mommas who rallied (and if I didn’t capture your rally tweet to Erin, please leave a comment below and I’ll get you added to this list as soon as I can):