This Mother’s Day will be my second as a mom and my first as an entrepreneur.  Life has changed in a hundred ways since last May, and I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on balance and family.  Being a good mom isn’t just about me… so I don’t want Mother’s Day to be either. It’s about all of the people—babysitters, grandparents, teachers, neighbors—who take care of our children and help us be the mothers we are, whether its providing 60 hours a week of child care, or 60 minutes of coverage so you can run out to the gym.


Logan and our caregiver, Liliana

I wrote a piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about this, and over the next few days, we’re collecting stories from the weeSpring community about the caregivers who love and support our families that we’ll share on Mother’s Day.  It’s a chance not only to honor these amazing individuals, but also remind ourselves that it truly does take a village, and no one is in this alone.

Whether it’s about your family today, or a story of how a caregiver helped your mom, we want to hear from you.

Send us an email to hello@weespring.com:

I’m celebrating ___________ on Mother’s Day because ____________.

If you want to share on Twitter or Instagram, use hashtag #NotJustForMoms.

(We’d love your photos, too!)

And come back on Sunday to read about the people who make a difference in the weeSpring community.

Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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