So the talk all this week has been on working mothers and it is probably safe to say that Pru Goward’s stance on celebrity mum Jackie O has met with some major criticism. Parenting blogs have been flooded with support for Jackie O. The first I had heard of it was when my sister-in-law told Pru to go jump on Facebook, (actually she said something far naughtier and she doesn’t even normally swear) and this morning on The Today Show Lisa Wilkinson gave out Pru’s direct email address, so you can personally tell her what you think. As if working mums don’t have enough to beat themselves up about, I think Pru has single-handedly alienated 90% of the female population.
I was raised by a stay at home mum who took her job in the home very seriously. She treated it like a career, in which case she was the CEO of mothers. The majority of my friends are fortunate enough to also be stay at home mums. However, the reality is the majority of us, whether by choice or necessity, do return to work in this day and age and no one should make us feel guilty for doing so, or criticise how we do it.
Recently I have had to think about what my role will be as a business owner once we have children and I am interested to hear how other female business owners manage this? My husband and I received the lovely news last week that after three years of trying to adopt a baby from Korea, our file has been sent overseas and we will be bringing home our baby in the next 12 months – hopefully sooner rather than later. In that split second, our lives changed and so did Red PR’s.