Elaine McGhee is a working mom support coach, who empowers moms gracefully returning to work after having a baby. Elaine lives in San Diego, CA with one supportive husband, 2 girls (ages 5 and 3), 2 dogs and 2 careers. Her motto for mamas: Thrive at home, at work and from within!
After my emotionally traumatic return to work after my first daughter (can you say HOT MESS?!) I realized that there was not one place for support and the right information moms need during this big life transition. I felt a calling to be of service and ThriveMomma was born! Becoming a mother radically changes you into a new version of yourself, yet society largely expects women to return to work acting and performing as the person they were before their baby arrived. It takes a loving, supportive community to help navigate a successful re-entry to the workplace, and a new set of expectations for everyone involved. Today I hold workshops, workshop parties in So Cal, and virtual coaching on the topics of Return to Work Readiness, Time management for busy moms, and mindful living.
I’m inspired by moms I help in person and online. They feel nervous or overwhelmed about going back to work. Empowering a mom with the right information, timelines and shift in mindset about how to return frees her from the stress so she can find peace of mind. Seeing that transformation confirms for me each and everyday that I was born to help new moms. It’s my passion and I get (green) juiced up about it!!
I love to share with moms who are about to become a working mom the concept of “being okay with okayness.” We put so much pressure on ourselves to perform at the same level as we did prior to baby and it’s just not possible (at least for the first few months or a year) for moms returning to work. A new mom has all new priorities, and if she’s pumping her schedule is way more packed. And don’t even get me started about sleep deprivation + mom guilt + hormones + baby brain. Resetting a mom’s expectations about how she should perform to a level of okay (which by the way is actually REALLY good) then she can set boundaries, say “no” easier and reduce the self-imposed pressure. Here is a blog post about it at Thrive Momma.
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