Having just returned from
my all inclusive vacation Type-A Advanced Conference in Philadelphia, I am finding myself just a little bit pissed off by the Wall Street Journal’s piece (no link…not sending you there to give them traffic) about entrepreneurs, who just happen to be moms, escaping their mom-lives by attending conferences.
They might as well have said this:
Because obviously I’m not a real professional. I’m just playacting at being a legitimate professional. I mean, I’m a mom, so that whole working from home thing is really just a hobby to keep my little brain busy.
And I’m really upset that they twisted up Katherine Stone’s words, who is an amazing and inspirational and PROFESSIONAL blogger, who just happens to be a mom in addition to being an entrepreneur.
Now, let’s be honest. Do I have fun when a I go to a blogging conference? Uh, yes. But I had fun when I went to conferences and professional development opportunities when I guess, according to this article, I had a “real job”.
And don’t get me started on the endless business trips Homeskillet’s taken over the years (read: one of them involved the words casino and all you can eat buffet). Would anybody say the same thing about his trips? I didn’t think so.
So, Kathrine, don’t apologize for your words being slapped all over that train-wreck of a piece. We know who you are and we definitely know who we are. We are professional. Oh, and go check out Katherine Stone’s Blog, Postpartum Progress…she wrote a post, Overwhelmed by Motherhood: The Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack, that shook me to my core
Oh, and to the Wall Street Journal? Thanks for portraying my profession as a bunch of opportunistic, burnt-out-moms who have to dress a vacation in business casual to get out of doing the laundry.
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