Guest blogger Mary Poppins: You know, I have heard the Working Mom versus Stay at Home debate over and over again growing up and it's getting annoying. My mom is a working mom, and she did a great job of balancing her job, her three kids, and her husband. It is because of her that I know that I will be able to balance a career and a family -- I have no doubt about it. But working for you has shown me the other side. You are the mother and career woman who strike a balance and because of that, your kids are suffering.
I know times are hard right now and that you need two incomes to maintain the lifestyle you and your husband want, but I have news for you -- your three kids are suffering from your lack of attention.
Your 4-year-old daughter has problems interacting with people and seeks attention in the worst possible way. Your 10-month-old boy and girl don't know who their mother is and when we go to the park they call any woman with a cell phone "Mama." How sad is that?!
Just in case you are not getting the picture, let me tell you what happened yesterday. Your baby boy kissed you happily as you left for work, but when I left to go to class, he threw himself against the door crying and made it hard for me to leave because he was so upset.
I get that your career is intense. Being a businesswoman is hard and challenging, but so is being a mother. Why is it that you will pass off your children to girls under the age of 22, but that business deal you and your partner are working on cannot survive with just one of you working on it for the day? Your kids don't know you. And you are the only one to blame.