What struck me most when I interviewed over 125 working moms at the top of their field was that there was no one way to 'mom.' Each had found their way.
A crucial distinction I witnessed was around how they handled the divide between work and life. Some flourished when the lines were fuzzy. One mom taught her university classes with her baby strapped on her. Another took her 1-year old on all her business trips.
Personally, I work best with solid lines. That's why I'm in the office writing these on a Saturday morning versus sneaking away at home. Knocking these out on my own means that I can entirely disconnect at home.
So today, get to know yourself better—are you an Integrator or an Isolator? How does knowing that shape the routines you want to put in place?