Ambition and Motherhood: What Do Ambitious Mothers Want?
Time. Space. Fulfillment.
When we think of ambitious women, the first thing that comes to mind is usually their careers. We imagine powerful women who are driven and focused, always working towards their next goal. On the other hand, ambitious mothers are often put in a difficult position. They are constantly asked to choose between their career and family, and are rarely allowed to have both.
But what about ambitious mothers? What do they want?
Ambitious mothers want financial freedom and time off of the spinning wheel of a nine-to-five career, which does not offer flexibility or time for themselves. They want to be able to follow their passions without being made to feel guilty or ashamed. Above all, ambitious mothers want the peace of mind and independence that comes from fulfilling their desires and purpose while deliberately mothering their children.
Ambition and motherhood go hand in hand.
The first thing that ambitious mothers want is financial freedom. They want to provide for their families without having to worry about money. They also want to be able to take care of themselves and their families without having to rely on anyone else.
Flexibility and Time for Themselves
Ambitious mothers also want flexibility and time. They want to work on their terms, and they want to be able to take care of their families without sacrificing their careers. Competing priorites are often a reality and it can all be extremely exhausting—between school drop-off and pick-up, volunteer requests, and extracurricular activities. There is barely any time left for ambitious mothers to focus on themselves. And when they do have free time, they often feel guilty about not spending that time with their families.
Freedom From Mom Guilt
Mothers are ambitious by nature. They want to provide the best life for their children and give them every opportunity possible. However, ambitious mothers also want to have a life outside of motherhood. They want to be able to pursue their passions yet are often made to feel guilty when they do so.
Mom guilt is the guilt that mothers feel when they cannot give their children their all. This can be due to working long hours, being away from their children for extended periods, or being unable to be the "perfect" mother. Social media images of moms doing it all can be overwhelming and add to the feelings of mom guilt which then leads to shame and failure. Ambitious mothers want to be able to follow their dreams without being made to feel guilty.
Motherhood looks differently for everyone and each woman has to find what works for her and her family. Some ambitious mothers stay at home with their children, while others work outside the home. What is important is that ambitious mothers can make choices without feeling guilty.
Ambitious mothers also want independence. They want to make their own decisions without answering to anyone else. They want to be their own boss and have the freedom to pursue their dreams without worrying about what other people think.
Purpose and Fulfillment
Ambitious mothers also want purpose and fulfillment. They want to have a career that they are passionate about and want to be able to mother their children with intention. Ambitious mothers want to feel like they are making a difference in the world and that their work is valuable.
Every day I'm Hustling
Ambitious mothers are often pulled in many different directions. They want to provide for their families, but they also want to be able to follow their dreams. They want to be able to mother their children with intention, but they also want a life outside of motherhood. Finding balance can be challenging, but ambitious mothers can achieve their goals with the right mindset and support system.
The ambitious mother is a powerful force. She is a woman who is not afraid to chase her dreams and fight for what she wants.
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