Do you feel guilty about working? You’re not alone. An astonishing 40 percent of respondents to a 2009 Pew survey told researchers that a mother’s working was harmful to her children — up eight points from 1994. Even if you’re a single mom and sole provider for your family like me, it is impossible to escape the notion that you’re shortchanging your kids because you earn money.
In the latest episode of Earn Like a Mother on Grant Cardone’s Whatever it Takes Network, I interview Canadian construction mogul mom Kelsey Ramdsen about how she manages her own feelings about work-life balance, and I take it to the streets in my Astoria, New York neighborhood to interview women — moms and non-moms — about their own feelings around working and parenting (guess what — they all embrace working!).
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Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post’s ‘Must Read” list.
Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.
A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.