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Parents Don’t Talk About Parenting Challenges At Work So We Asked Them In The Street

This video was produced with our partners at Plum Organics®.

You know the challenges working parents face, because you’re a parent and you work. You know that it’s cool to trade stories with coworkers about a toddler’s hilarious grammatical error or a pre-teen’s Mensa-level LEGO skills, but missing a meeting to attend a dance recital? Blowing a deadline because your kid is struggling in school? Real talk, about real issues that real parents face, trying to meet the demands family and a career at the same time? That’s practically NSFW.

But get parents off the job, where they don’t have to worry about disappointing their boss or being judged by their coworkers, and you’ll hear some amazing stories about how they manage to make it all work. We know, because we asked a few. Listening to them makes you wonder: What would your job be like if everyone was honest about the challenges working parents face?

This report was produced with our partners at Plum Organics® , the nation’s no. 1 organic baby food brand and creators of #ParentingUnfiltered, an award-winning campaign about the realities of parenting – the good, the bad and the downright smelly. Because Plum Organics believes by revealing our true experiences as parents, we open ourselves up to solutions that make life more amazing. See more about how parents work here.