Why Be a Mom When You Can Be a CEO?

What truly makes a life well-lived?

Ariana E.
Hello, Love

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Photo by Olga Zabegina on Unsplash

There’s a sad dichotomy that currently exists for women.

You can either be a wife and mother, beloved by your husband and kids, with a clean house, home-cooked meals, and surrounded by a close-knit family that you helped create.

Or you can be a successful career woman — well-educated, making a lot of money, and well-regarded in your industry.

Women must choose. You can either be a mother or have a meaningful career. There is no in-between.

Perhaps it is no surprise that a young woman on a trendy podcast recently asked the question,

“Why be a mom when you could be a CEO?”

There are two assumptions that this question comes with.

One — why is being a mom the lesser of the two alternatives?

Many assume that motherhood is nothing special because almost “any woman can be a mom.” It was seen as the expected or “default” role for women up until the most recent century.

Of course, not every woman is supposed to be a mother in the biological sense. But is it fair to…

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Ariana E.
Hello, Love

I said what I said. Counter-cultural opinions on sex, love, and dating.