This story was originally published in the Somerville Journal.
Somerville resident Jess Petersen met her business partner Sharon Kan almost a year ago.
As mothers with two children each, the women recognized how hard it was to balance professional, personal and home life.
A lot of career services available for moms, said Petersen, focus on part-time positions.
“We were thinking that could be kind of unsatisfying,” she said. “In that capacity, you can’t really advance (in the workplace).”