I am so excited to write a guest post today for Monica at Wired Momma! I’ve been a fan of her site for a while, and she’s written and posted some terrific pieces about motherhood. She has written about work-life balance for all sorts of places, such as the Huffington Post and the Washingtonian. She’s also really funny.
Today I wrote about my undergraduate thesis in college, which happened to be about new motherhood. I interviewed women — as well as their husbands — before and after the birth of their first child. This was way back in the 1990s. I made a lot of assumptions about these women and about motherhood as a 22 year old. (I know: it’s shocking that new motherhood turned out to be different than what I imagined it to be as a college kid!)
Please read more about what I have learned since then at Wired Momma.
How does your experience of new motherhood compare to the women from my study as a college student?
And if you haven’t taken our new motherhood survey, we would appreciate it if you took a few minutes to complete it!