A Reminder About Another Mother Her Way

 Image via Marie Claire France

Image via Marie Claire France

We typically have our Another Mother Her Way feature on Fridays but I saw this gorgeously simple piece of wisdom from Natalie Portman and it seemed like a timely reminder of what this series is about.   I love the spectrum of women we've met and will meet through these ongoing profiles.  I love it especially because no one is the same.  That said, there is an obvious leaning in this series toward women who have, at some point and for some time, shifted to stay at home motherhood, flexible or part-time work or entrepreneurship.  Mother Untitled is an honest conversation for ambitious women who have made or are making changes in their careers or lifestyles to be more personally fulfilled during this chapter of motherhood.  That is not to say, the alternative  - staying committed to your prior career while loving motherhood -  is not equally possible, interesting and wonderful.  So, Natalie and I want you to know this:   

I want women to be able to be full time parents or full time working people or any combination of the two. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad.
— Natalie PortmanĀ