I don’t know if you do, but I’ve been following P!nk as she has travelled through Australia on her current tour. As a working mom, she has been very inspiring to me. I love how she is taking her children on tour with her as she continues to do what she loves – perform.
P!nk’s concerts are extremely high energy and physical. She has been performing night after night while in Australia and her body got worn down. Her children were sick during the tour a few weeks ago and then most recently, she got really sick. So sick in fact, that she was hospitalized twice and had to cancel a couple of tour nights.
Knowing how demanding her schedule was going to be, she scheduled in a day of relaxation with her children during the tour. This happened to be after postponing a show. The paparazzi took a photo of her with a snarky remark about her relaxing on the beach after cancelling a show.
When our plans get thwarted
P!nk took to Instagram to explain why she was on the beach and just how hard the past few weeks had been for her. She planned to resume her tour schedule the following day but ended up being hospitalized again and thus having to cancel another show.
Here is what she wrote on Instagram about this entire situation.
I admired her before as a working mom and performer. But now I admire her even more. It is a shame that certain people in the media attacked her without knowing the entire story. This is a woman who has worked for many years doing what she loves and creating incredible art for the rest of us to enjoy. And now that she has children she is finding a way, one day at a time, to be the best mom she can be while still doing what she (and we) love.
It makes me wonder why we are so hard on each other? Why do people want to attack moms like this? I think the reasons are many, including jealousy of her success and not respecting her choices as a woman.
Working or Staying At Home – choices, choices, choices
Many moms work out of necessity and many moms work because they love what they do and want to continue to answer that calling. Being a stay-at-home mom is a tough job and being a working mom is also a tough job.
A stay-at-home-mom is available to her children practically 24/7. This can be physically, emotionally and intellectually exhausting. A working mom has to juggle so many things including mothering, housekeeping and working. Neither one is easy. Both are challenging, and both are amazing choices. Basically, choosing to bring a human into this world is admirable. How we go about life once the child is here is a very individual choice that we should all respect.
Are you a working mom or a stay-at-home-mom?
Do you feel that people in your life respect your decision?
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