You couldn’t turn a corner in the office a few months ago without running into a pregnant lady. In fact, I was one of three in the marketing team sporting a baby bump last fall (don’t drink the water, folks).
Because our son Patrick is our first, I had absolutely no idea what it would be like to be a mom, much less a full-time working mom. I’d like to tell you I was calm and confident anticipating this life change, but let’s be honest. I was a train wreck.
While I’ve only been a mom for 16 weeks now and a working mom for four of those, I was silly for getting so worked up over being able to handle it. Daxko is a great company for working moms and has made this transition so much easier. Here are just a few examples:
- Six Weeks Paid Maternity Leave: Being able to spend precious time getting to know your little one while still getting a paycheck? Yes, please!
- Mother’s Room: We have a private mother’s room on site and have even added another temporary space for new moms to use due to the recent baby boom.
- Teamwork, Teamwork, Teamwork: Synergistic teamwork is one of our company’s core values and it has been ever-apparent since I returned. My team happily pitched in to help keep things running seamlessly while I was enjoying time at home with Patrick (thanks, guys!). And they welcomed me back with open arms, bringing me right back up to speed on what I had missed.
Sure, juggling being a mom while working full-time isn’t a breeze, but I honestly can’t think of anywhere else that I’d like to do that than at Daxko!