Mona works and lives in beautiful Seattle with her two sons: a three month old and a four year old. She returned to work after baby was only eight weeks as her 12 weeks of granted maternity leave was unpaid. Mona saved sick days and vacation days to cover the eight week leave she took.
Mona’s boss and co-workers are understanding about her pumping needs. She has an office that she sometimes shares with a co-worker giving her semi-private space to pump, and her workplace has several “lactation stations” scattered throughout. She either pumps in her office or in the washroom.
Since returning to work, she has noticed how her priorities have shifted: before she would work through lunch or stay late; but now pumping is her number one priority. Her biggest fear is not being able to breastfeed/pump with enough frequency and losing her supply.
Mona works full-time out of the home in fundraising for a university. When not working or parenting her two very active boys, Mona loves to blog. She started blogging in 1999 while in high school. She's very proud that she was the 1000th person to sign up with Blogger. She started actively blogging again in 2005 when she became pregnant with her first son and had more blog fodder than she knew what to do with. She's also an amateur stand-up comedian, photographer and all around funny gal.