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Three years in the past, I used to be waddling round (very pregnant) in our West Hollywood workplace with Rachel Zeilic, who was additionally pregnant along with her first. We’d speak about how we had been nervous to enter motherhood, share recommendations on the alternative ways to handle being pregnant hurdles, speak about how we had no concept what to anticipate when our bundles of pleasure made their arrivals—it was all very contemporary. Quick-forward to at the moment, and I am anticipating my second, whereas Rachel simply got here again from maternity go away after having her second son, Fortunate.
We have each been on this very parallel journey in motherhood—going from one child to 2, managing a toddler amid a pandemic, and determining who we’re as people whereas additionally actually having fun with our roles as moms, too. It has been good, to say the least, to have somebody who understands the struggles and perks of being a working father or mother. I do not assume dad and mom’ schedules and their each day balancing acts are mentioned sufficient, particularly contemplating the pandemic. Generally, it virtually looks like we’re anticipated to handle all of it with ease as a result of we get to “take a break” from the children all through the day. It is fairly the alternative, which is why routines and thought-out day-to-day plans are essential.
Rachel broke down her morning routine and gave me a snapshot of how she’s managing two youngsters and her profession. Belief me—I’m taking notes.