Woman Shuts Down Guy Who Shamed Her for Having a Job ... & a Baby

Irish working mom has brilliant response to troll who told her to stop working, and take care of baby

As if mothers don't have enough to deal with, here comes criticism for women who work outside the home. Susan Keogh happens to be one of those moms, who refused to stay silent, after a horrible man told the radio talent "she shouldn't have a baby and a job." Well, sir, you picked the wrong fight, with the wrong mother. Needless to say, Susan's response is powerful, and nothing short of perfect.

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"I like my job ... It makes me happy & content. And as a result a better Mom."

In case you can't tell by the length of this letter Susan posted on Twitter, she had quite a bit to say. Married to another radio personality -- who happens to keep a similar schedule -- Keogh is a mother to a 4-year-old girl.

Here is Mom's response to the troll who came for her.

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This is my favorite part from Susan's letter (there are so many!):

I work Monday to Friday. That's 5 days where my child goes to preschool & crèche. The icing on the cake -- I miss bed time most nights. Do you know how many people point that out to me? Too many. My husband leaves the house at 5 every morning. He misses 'wake up time' every day. Guess how many people point that out to him? You got it! None.

 But, wait -- there's more!

At the minute my baby wants to be a 'flower lady' when she's big, not sure if this means selling flowers or just wearing them. I don't care. I don't have a career to show her she can have one too. She can do what she pleases. And I guess that's why I do it. I want her to be confident enough to make the right ones for her. I want her to choose happiness.

I don't care if you're a man or a woman, there's something about tact -- and holding your tongue if you can't find nicer words to say -- that speak volumes. I don't know who this "Brave Man" is, how he was raised (well, we might have an idea about that), or why he thought it was necessary to go out of his way to make such a comment to Susan.

It's not right, and it needs to stop.

I can only imagine how difficult it must be for mothers who work outside the home to kiss their children, do their best to rush home, and spend as much time as possible together.

The last thing any working mother needs is a reminder about the times she's not with her kid. She knows that!

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Yes, there will be portions of the day when you're unable to be next to your son or daughter.

That doesn't make you any less of a parent.

Whether you work a traditional 9 to 5, the graveyard shift, or part-time, or you stay at home, you, dear Mom, are likely doing your absolute best to provide for your child.

 

Image via suskeogh/Twitter

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