This post is inspired by the novel Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo. Worried about what her kids eat, Julia Bailey starts a prepared organic toddler meals business. With names like Gentil Lentil, can Julia balance work and family and still save the world? Join From Left to Write on May 24 as we discuss Julia's Child. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
We’ve been fighting stereotypes of women for decades now and we have now added to the fight the stereotypes of Moms. There’s the Tiger Mom who caused a stir with her book on rigid parenting. There’s the Attachment Mom who caused a stir by appearing on the cover of Time nursing her three year old. Then there’s Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton who each gave us something to criticize and something to champion in our quest to form the perfect combination of qualities for the perfect Mom.
This post is inspired by Julia’s Child, a novel about a young woman who started her own organic toddler meals business. Sounds like a great idea but I just learned the stereotype of rich
New York moms is entrepreneurs who start
cupcake businesses! The moms I know who work are juggling more balls in the air
than any CEO I have known and most do it extremely well. The stay-at-home moms
that I know do not sit on the couch and watch soaps while eating Graeter’s ice
cream. More likely, they are glued to carpool duty, PTA responsibilities and
more soccer games than Pele ever played!
So why do we get so exercised about Moms? Because it remains the most important job on the planet.