“Why do I include ‘mom’ in my professional bios?
Because these two are with me every step I take.
Sometimes figuratively, when I tap into my mom skills, to listen more attentively or use my imagination to solve a problem.
Sometimes literally, when Thing 1 and Thing 2 want a ride from the kitchen to the living room.
I’m a mom when I’m thinking about how to make a process more efficient to save precious time.
I’m a mom when I’m talking to another mom about defining what flexibility looks like to her in a job.
When I’m on a Zoom call, I’m a mom who may need to sprint downstairs if I hear a crash.
When I’m on a Zoom call, I’m a mom who gets that your kid might wander in with a snack emergency.
You don’t have to put mom in your professional bio. Not required in the least!
But if you do, I just want to say thanks.
Because someone else out there might really need to see it.
To know that you carry little hearts in your heart, and around your ankles, too.
And that’s a pretty wonderful gift.”
This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Becca Carnahan. You can follow her journey on Instagram and her website. Be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories.
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