Happy Mother’s Day to all the working moms out there! As a gift, we got you a macaroni necklace.
Kidding. As a gift, we put together a list just for you. From books and podcasts that inspire, to apps for organization, to websites that educate and entertain, there are so many great resources out there to lighten the load. Because while balancing raising a child and a career is never easy, it should be at least a little bit easier.
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy by Sarah Lacy
Blending academic research with a strong argument about the contributions working mothers make to both their families and their companies, entrepreneur Sarah Lacy’s book is the feminist rallying cry every working mom needs.
The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby by Lauren Smith Brody
Based on more than 700 interviews with working moms in a wide variety of fields, Lauren Smith Brody’s book is a guide on how to navigate the transition back to work after having a baby.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
If you haven’t already read Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s best selling book, it’s time. Lean Inis one of the rare books that lives up to its massive hype. While you might not agree with all the advice Sandberg gives, we guarantee it’ll spark thought and conversation.
Care.com (IOS, and Google Play)
When you need a last-minute babysitter, Care.com is the place to go to find qualified, vetted caregivers. Download their free app and use it on the go.
Cozi Family Organizer (IOS, and Google Play)
Being a working mom is like juggling chainsaws in the air with one arm tied behind your back. The Cozi app can’t stop you from having to juggle, but it can untie your arm. Stay on top of every member of your family’s busy schedule in one place and share to-do lists, shopping lists, and more.
With a website filled with great content, a research institute, and a full slate of conference events across the country, Working Mother has expanded beyond the magazine it was founded as in 1979. And it’s still an amazing destination for all things working mom.
Fairygodboss was created when their CEO was interviewing for jobs and hiding the fact that she was 2 months pregnant. While its not exclusively for moms, Fairygodboss is an amazing resource offering information on everything from pay to work flexibility through company ratings, discussion boards, and career advice.
Working Moms Against Guilt
Part blogging platform and part resource hub, Working Moms Against Guilt offers stories, advice, and much, much more from women from all walks of life. No matter who you are, you’ll find someone you relate to on the site.
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
Each week hosts Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Timeand mother of four, and Sarah Hart-Unger, a practicing physician and mother of two (soon-to-be three), dive into how to juggle career and family—and offer tips for everything from time management to meal prep.
The Longest Shortest Time
The Longest Shortest Time is a parenting podcast that doesn’t gloss over the weird and challenging elements of raising a child. Host Hillary Frank started the podcast as a way to create the supportive community of parents she wished she had. Eleven years later, that community has grown across the world.
Check out the series of episodes they did called “It’s a Real Mother,” which pertain to workplace discrimination against working moms.
Like a Mother
Host Emma Johnson’s podcast features a great mix of advice and interviews with all kinds of working moms on just about every topic that might be important to you and your family.
This Mother’s Day, give your child the gift of appreciating their mother with the amazing book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy.
One of the many badass aspects of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s life and career is that she followed her dream of going to law school while simultaneously caring for her infant daughter. This picture book will help your child know that when someone asks if they’re down with a working mom like RBG, they should shout, “Yeah, you know me!”