When a working mother told a stay-at-home mom that her job would make her late to their children's party, the stay-at-home mother first felt worried. After all, she might have had to handle a bunch of school kids alone. But then, she felt inspired to use this as a teachable moment for her young daughter—and an opportunity to encourage working moms everywhere.
Whitney Fleming penned an open letter sympathizing with the guilt the working mother must be feeling for running late. Whitney explained that sometimes she feels guilty, too, because she wonders if she is showing girl-power to her three daughters. That's why when one of Whitney's daughters asked what was wrong after she learned the working mom would be late, she chose her response carefully.
She said, “Nothing is wrong. One of the moms is going to be a little late to your party because she gets to lead a very important meeting for her company. She actually teaches people how to communicate ideas about their business better, and she is really good at it. Today, she gets to lead a video conference. She has a lot to pack into her day so she’s just going to run a few minutes behind. We will figure it out until she gets there!”
To Whitney's delight, her daughter expressed interest in leading a video conference someday. In a heartwarming message, she explained why she wants working mothers to succeed.
Whitney wrote, "The number one way to raise girls who believe they can do anything and be anyone is by supporting other women—women who make different choices than ourselves. It is the most important way to show our girls that they control their destiny."
This is something all moms of young girls can take to heart!
via For Every Mom
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