The Invisible Load of Motherhood :: NM Momcast | Episode 2

invisible load of motherhood

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The mental load of motherhood is the invisible work of managing a household and family, often referred to as cognitive labor. It’s not just physical tasks. But it’s overseeing tasks, delegating, scheduling, and following up.

Mental Load” has become a bit of a buzzword lately as we realize the importance of the invisible jobs that mothers traditionally take on whether they work outside the house or not. Vanessa and Becca discuss what this can look like in different household situations and what you can do about it. We laugh and joke but also offer real-life advice to help you manage that invisible load and hopefully make it a little lighter.

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Connect with ABQ Mom In Person

It’s no secret that this motherhood journey is unique. And having people to turn to, talk to, and share experiences with can make all the difference in the world. If you’re new to the area, new to being a mom, or just want a way to connect with others close to where you live, join one of ABQ Mom’s groups.

ABQ Mom’s Community & Conversation Group is an online (private) Facebook group that allows moms to connect, ask questions (mommy or non-mommy related), discuss local happenings, and attend events like playdates and meet-ups.

We also have a very active book club and a fitness group.

For moms not on Facebook, there’s an email list to keep them up-to-date on all the event dates and locations.

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Becca is a stay-at-home "Mom-ager" with 4 kids and a wonderfully blended family. She is retired from the corporate cosmetics management, but pieces together countless side hustles as a makeup artist, doing interior design & styling, creating custom fiber wall art, and coaching high school volleyball. She has been in Albuquerque most of her life but has also lived in enough other states long enough to know how amazing the weather is here in New Mexico! Becca and her husband David have two teenagers, a preteen, and a kindergartener. This keeps things parenting VERY interesting and busy from driver's ed and dating to storytime and dress up. She loves finding humor in the everyday, figuring out how to DIY almost anything around the house, cooking with her husband, keeping active with a myriad of sports & fitness, as well a celebrating all holidays. Follow Becca on Instagram or check out her website.


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