Slack Sessions: The Working Parent

Slack Sessions: The Working Parent

Between meetings, emails, and all of the parts of a job, working parents also have to care for, raise, and be there for their kids. They’re basically working two jobs. And each is rewarding in its own way, but finding a way to balance it all is difficult. So, this month, we asked our members how they do it.

First, we asked how parents care for themselves when they spend most of their time caring for their kids.

Next, we asked how they set expectations with colleagues, clients, and bosses about their schedule and availability due to kids.

We wanted to know about the hardest part of being a working parent.

Then, we asked about the best part of being a working parent.

We asked about the things SOCO parents wished others understood about being a working parent.

We asked SOCO parents to give advice to folks who are about to become working parents.

And finally, we asked what their takeaway was from the conversation.

Does this conversation resonate with you? You can join in every month and hang out with these awesome SOCO parents when you become a SOCO member.

Slack Sessions: The Working Parent

Slack Sessions: Finding Balance 🧘

We all have so much going on. Work to do, kids to take care of, bills to pay. And it can all be too much sometimes. Things get out of whack. Life feels out of balance. So, for our latest Slack Session, we talked with our members about finding balance and how they handle all the things life throws their way.

After getting some amazing GIF responses to how they viewed balance in their life, our community described times when they achieved a healthy work/life balance.

Next, we wanted to know how our members know when things are out of balance in their life.

So, when priorities are out of order, we asked how the community gets realigned.

Then, we asked what work/life balance looks like in an ideal world.

We have conversations like this one every single month. If you’re a SOCO member, you can add your take in the #slack_sessions channel. And if you’re not, all you have to do is take a tour, sign up, and you’ll receive all the benefits of being part of the community.