HOT TOPIC: CAN WORKING MOTHERS HAVE IT ALL?
There are over 26 million working mothers in this country. That’s millions of women trying to juggle motherhood with their careers.
A blogger named Jozen Cummings poses an interesting question regarding celebrity moms:
“Quick, in five seconds, name three female celebrities whose career maintained or grew in momentum after they had children or got married and had children. I’ll wait.”
Jozen answers, “Personally, I have no issue with women who have kids. If anything I do believe real-life experiences, especially ones on the level of bringing a person into the world and matrimony, can make for some inspiring art. But the only art we’re talking about here is the art of staying famous, and to be good at that requires as little outside distractions as possible. No matter how capable some of these female artists are of juggling the jobs of motherhood and stardom, their success at the latter unfortunately isn’t determined by them, it’s determined by the masses. And what the masses usually tell female artists who give birth and attempt to make a comeback is one simple word: Stop.”
It appears that even celebrity moms have a hard time balancing their careers with children. Can working mothers have it all?