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Why it’s worth your time:

A refreshing take on motherhood, Workin’ Moms delves into how parenthood alters our careers, partnerships, friendships, and family relationships. The series follows the lives of four moms, Kate, Anne, Jenny, and Frankie as they each face challenges like postpartum depression, sexism in the workplace, infidelity, and fraught mother/daughter relationships.

The takeaway:

When you can’t make it out of the house to attend a support group for new moms, Workin’ Moms can be a great substitute. By showing the human side of motherhood, the series helps normalize maternal ambivalence, “mommy guilt,” and the pressure many women feel to be “perfect” moms.

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Anyone wanting to catch a realistic glimpse of motherhood. Couples may enjoy watching the series together. Each episode can prompt a discussion about their experiences as new parents, which can be an effective form of couples therapy, according to researchers.

Worth noting:

The series delves heavily into the topic of postpartum depression (PPD) and how serious PPD can become when a mother doesn’t receive treatment. This may be triggering for mothers who are suffering from this maternal mental illness.

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