Molly Bowen practices law and writes books in Wimberley, Texas while farmsteading with her husband and three sons. She wrote her first book Mommy Lawyer to teach her children about her career but, more importantly, to give herself and other mommy lawyers a tool to help teach young children to be more understanding, supportive, and proud of their working mother.
Molly knows firsthand the challenges working mothers face when trying to balance both career and motherhood. She took the bar exam nine months pregnant with her first child. A few days later, her son was born, and Molly landed a job at a fast-pace litigation firm. Two more baby boys followed, and, within three years, Molly was juggling a heavy caseload at work and three little boys at home.
After taking the time to teach her children about her career through Mommy Lawyer, Molly discovered her children were less disappointed and more understanding when she occasionally missed a special day at school or didn't make it home in time to tuck them in. While we may never fully eliminate "mommy guilt," Molly hopes this book will help children see their working mother’s career in a more positive light.
Mommy Lawyer is the first of a series of children’s books dedicated to developing a more compassionate and supportive relationship between working parents and their children.
Click here to listen to Molly's episode on the Law School Toolbox Podcast.