The Motherhood Metamorphosis

Savannah Hartzler: Good mom narratives when your partner is a stay-at-home Dad

May 23, 2022 Brittany Meng Season 2 Episode 4
The Motherhood Metamorphosis
Savannah Hartzler: Good mom narratives when your partner is a stay-at-home Dad
Show Notes

Savannah is a labor and delivery nurse, mom to two rambunctious toddlers, and fiber arts enthusiast. For the past two years she has been travel nursing all over the US with her little family, working while her husband (and most incredible support) stays home with the kids.

She is intimately acquainted with the growing pains of juggling professional ambitions with the joys and demands of motherhood, while still trying to dedicate time to the hobbies that fuel her spirit.

Savannah and I explore the different narratives about work that we bring into our motherhood, beginning with how we both were raised in communities where stay at home moms were the norm (even the morally correct choice) and how these narratives affect us now that we are mothers. 

Savannah is the full time breadwinner in her family and her husband is a stay at home dad. We talk about cultural roles, expectations for men and women surrounding working outside the home, mom guilt, and adjusting the "good mom" narratives we tell ourselves. 

Love this conversation!

 

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