Allison Langdon shares her experiences with Westfield Tuggerah
It’s been said it may be the hardest transition of a womans life. Becoming a mum, learning to be a mum, going back to work as a mum and still being that person you were before little voices called you “Mumma”. Now more than ever we are giving women platforms to speak about their experiences and share real life stories, reassuring all mums, we’re all just doing the best we can.
This was the premise behind Allison Langston’s chat last Wednesday when she sat down with Sylvia Jeffrey’s on the Westfield Tuggerah stage as part of the Westfield Women in Conversation series in partnership with Future Women. The ladies talked all things parenthood and career and can these two things really go hand in hand?
Allison shared tales of being at the absolute height of her career when falling pregnant with now 3yr old Mack and how returning to work when he was just two weeks old was an admittedly an escape from the unknown that was her newborn son. Allison admitted that “she was in control at work” which was a big part of why she struggled to adapt as a new mum, as that little bundle was now the ruler of all the things.
Allison laughed as she spoke of recognising the difficulty of going to back to work with a newborn, while still figuring motherhood out, was really tough, and only a few weeks later made her way back to maternity leave to soak up the sleepless nights, closely monitor the baby poop tracker app and give herself time to figure out motherhood before returning to her role on 60 Minutes.
Allison continued to share just what life was now like again returning to work but now with Mack and 3 month old Scout. How leaning in and leaning out of your career can absolutely done with the right support from your employer and how it’s likely no one really achieves the elusive “balance”.
To hear more from women like Allison and Sylvia head to the Future Women website or you can see Allison on the Westfield Women in Conversation stage this Thursday at Westfield Hornsby.. To see more pictures, head to our Facebook page.
Westfield Women in Conversation series is presented in conjunction with Future Women and sponsored by Dove.
Allison and Sylvia are dressed by David Jones Tuggerah, styled by Westfield Tuggerah stylist Brooke Snedden.
Allison’s outfit: Shirt - Country Road , Pants - Seed and Heels - Guess
Sylvia’s outfit: Dress - Witchery, Shoes - Sylvia's own
Event was styled by Style Vine events and A Wild Romance floristry, catered by Amazing Grazing Co and photos shot by Underatreehouse Photography.