Posted on March 15, 2012 | By Stacy Dymalski | 15 responsesHere’s wonderful post from the blog Defining Motherhood about what it’s really like for a working mom (isn’t that an oxymoron?) to “have it all.” If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning, you know that I was a stand-up comic in Southern California who thought she could juggle career and kids effortlessly. I refused to be one of those whiney parents who wasn’t smart enough to schedule Gymboree play dates around regular massages and weekly winetasting parties.
What a horse’s ass I was.
Needless to say, motherhood and career didn’t mesh as well as I had so meticulously planned. (However, the unexpected result does build character.)
That’s not to say I don’t believe in feminism and the working mom. I most certainly believe in both. However, I think feminism needs to be redefined as compromise, because when a baby comes along life doesn’t continue as it did before, nor does it stop altogether. However, it does take a hard left turn in ways you never imagined, as this blog post so brilliantly demonstrates.
So if you’d like a little taste of working motherhood reality, please click below on that ever-contraversial (and still evolving) word to enjoy my guest blog post entitled:
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Stacy Dymalski is a stand-up comic who gave up the glamorous life of coach travel, smokey comedy clubs, and heckling drunks for the glamourous life of raising kids (who happen to be bigger hecklers than the drunks). This blog is her new stage.
For more of Stacy’s comedy check out her hilarious book Confessions of a Band Geek Mom available in paperback and on Kindle on Amazon.com.