May 19, 2020 Article

Milk and Memos: Lessons from My First Year as a Working Mother

You can have it all, just not at the same time.

By Jasmyn Richardson

This month marks one year since I returned to work from maternity leave. Our son, Booker, was born in January 2019. I spent more than three months on maternity leave and have been trying to learn the ins and outs of mothering as a litigator ever since returning to work. While I continue to learn something new every day, these are my greatest takeaways from my first year as a working mother. 

We can trust ourselves to make thoughtful decisions about the best way to raise our children and work.

We can trust ourselves to make thoughtful decisions about the best way to raise our children and work.

Credit: Pexels, Anastasia Shuraeva

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