Will You Still Work When the Baby Is Born?

| February 29, 2016

A little more than a year ago I received some of the best news of my life: I was going to be a mom. My husband and I rejoiced at the thought of bringing another life into this world. At the same time, though, I wondered: What about my job?

As an executive at a tech company, my work causes a lot of stress and requires much of my mental, emotional, and physical capacities—and I love it. I love my job.

But before pregnancy, I never thought enduring passion for my work would be part of my response to starting a family.

Expecting What We Knew

I grew up in a God-fearing home and watched my mother model Christian discipleship as a homemaker and pastor’s wife. She used her passions to enrich our home and our lives as kids, modeling what it looked like to be a pastor’s wife. For many years, I thought that’s what I was going to be. My future husband would be called to ministry, and I would serve alongside him in the home and at church. Like many of us, the lens I developed to see my future was based on what I knew. I couldn’t wait to be…

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