TULSA, Okla. – A local group helps raise working mothers.
For many moms, motherhood can sometimes feel lonely. Motherboard Society hopes to remedy this feeling.
It was formerly known as the “Boss Mom Crew”. It started as a small online community of moms rising up at the start of the pandemic. Now he has grown with thousands of social media followers.
Founder and CEO Danielle Melton started it to form community and connection when she felt alone in motherhood.
“We burn out pretty easily because we’re pulled in so many directions and needed in so many areas,” Melton said. “So with that, we often put ourselves at the bottom of our to-do list and then we don’t give our best version of ourselves at all.
Stephanie Gray has been part of the group since its inception. Between working as a real estate agent and juggling the kids, she needed something for herself.
“I needed an excuse to get out of the house during the pandemic, the lockdown, everything,” Gray said. “It was good to take a breather.”
The women get together for events at least once a month. It gives them time to network and talk with someone who knows what they’re going through.
“Having moms who understand the balance between the hustle and bustle of work and home, the kid dramas, the marital dramas, whatever the case,” Gray said. “There are so many great minds that come together in this organization.”
Today, Motherboard Society is expanding. It’s launching national chapters, starting where it all began in Broken Arrow and Tulsa. They hope to reach working mothers and let them know they are not alone.
“Motherboard Society is here to help and say, ‘Hey mom, you’re important, put yourself first,'” Melton said. “Give yourself that time to have fun and be with others, time for yourself – to care. Because you can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t fill other people’s cups if yours is half empty.
They are also starting a chapter in Oklahoma City. Melton said they’ve also attracted interest from moms in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.
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