Raena Boston on Growing an Online Community While Working Full Time, Finding Your Identity Again, and Asking for What You Need

By day, Raena is an HR professional for a professional services firm. By night, she’s been described as a table shakin’, sailor talkin’, truth teller at her expanding corner of the internet, The Working Momtras. The Working Momtras is a community where she discusses all things motherhood, marriage, careers, and parenting. Aksel (5) and Asher (3) AKA the #tinytenants, call her mama.


  • Why Raena chose to create Working Momtras and the supportive community she wanted to build for working moms. (2:19)
  • Advice for moms whose identity lines are blurred and is getting back into the workforce or her career hasn’t taken off and how to look introspectively and create their identity. (4:56)
  • Raena’s favorite rituals, habits and routines to feel peace as a working mother and how she has adapted with COVID-19 restrictions. (10:22)
  • Encouragement to shift the way we traditionally identify career goals and creating goals that are feelings focused instead of results focused. (13:49)
  • How Raena is able to create space to write, curate and grow a community while working and raising children during a pandemic. (25:37)
  • A really simple and fun way to connect with your mom friends during this time of social distancing and differing schedules. (30:17)
  • Top three tips to start building a community in the online space, lessons Raena has learned over the last year. (32:50)


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