|Mothers: Because we know what's best.|
Shocking admission, right?
But I am so fucking glad that I am not, because you can not win regardless of what you do.
Especially when you're a celeb Mama.
I logged onto Ninemsn over my morning coffee this morning and started to read this article - Jackie O breaks down during live radio broadcast.
I am not a Jackie O (or Kyle) fan and this shit is hardly newsworthy, but whatevs.
A quick gist of the article is that Jackie O broke down in tears on radio over a column published in the Daily Telegraph today where the journalist openly questioned why Jackie returned to work so soon when she didn't financially have to.
"I'm not judging, I just don't know why a woman who can afford to take a year off with her new baby wouldn't" The
I'm not judging either, I just don't know why a journalist (an educated female journalist) would choose to pen and put their name to a piece of pure trash like that article?
So what if she fucking went back to work?
We advocate for mothers, in fact for all women to have the right to choice. To have the power to make their own decisions based on what is the best for them and what is best for their families.
Jackie made a choice. What she felt was the best choice for her family. Who is this journalist, or anyone to question that?
You don't have to understand it, but you ought to respect it.
|The offending photo that made the uptight |
biddies at the Telegraph gasp.
Yeah, I'm not even kidding.
Correct me if I'm wrong but motherhood is fucking tough.
We go from being these deliciously selfish beings where are own issues and needs are centre to having to cater to the whim of a teeny, shrill babe who requires round the clock care.
I can not tell you how many times I walked around the shops, bottlefeeding or breastfeeding.
Because my babies were damn hungry and contrary to what some people believe, the world does not stop spinning so you can quickly whack a boob or a bottle into your baby's mouth.
We mothers have to multi-task from the get go. We work, we shop, we study, we run households, we do school dropoffs, playgroup, catch up with friends, and yes, sometimes we have to do things on the run. It may not be the ideal but it's the realistic.
I ate my breakfast in the car this morning. I wonder if that would be considered inappropriate as well? Quite obviously it would be best for me to sit at the dining table and eat my breakfast but I highly doubt MC's boss would have appreciated that as an excuse if I had held the whole household up to do so.
Articles like these always leave me asking the same question: Why are people so hellbent on making mums feels inferior and second rate?
So long as you're not dangling your baby over a balcony like Michael Jackson or driving around with a baby on your lap like Britney. So long as your child is happy, fed and content then I tip my hat to you because you are doing a fucking fabulous job.
And do you know what I have to say to bitchy journalists and indeed everyone else who questions the decisions that we make for our families?
SUCK IT BECAUSE MAMA. KNOWS. BEST!
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