Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham have been named among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014. Sorry now, but as you may have guessed, this article will be imbued with just a smidge of bitterness, so feel free to cease reading right about now.
The trio, along with Christina Aguilera, Kerry Washington, Shakira, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sandra Bullock, have been recognised by Working Mother magazine in their annual list as parents who apparently "inspire us to keep striving for bigger and better." Again, good for them.
The publication selected mothers across eight categories, those being Entertainment/Literature, Fashion/Tastemakers, Finance/Business, News/Advertising, Politics, Retail/Manufacturing, Philanthropy and Tech/Science, and recognises those who "have demonstrated the talent, business acumen, innovative spirit and sheer guts to make a formidable impact on the world in so many compelling ways."
Jennifer Owens, the editorial director of Working Mother Media, said the "formidable" group of women on the list are prime examples of people being able to juggle their careers with family life. As are a lot of women, fair play to them. They just don't get magazine articles written about them.
She said: "The 2014 list of Most Powerful Moms is a formidable group of women who manage to balance high-octane careers with caring for their families. From tastemakers to titans, these moms are a thriving group of women who revel in the payoff of integrating their work and motherhood lives."
That's possibly because all of the aforementioned managed to make their names before they embarked on motherhood... As for everyone under the other categories, I'm assuming they perhaps have a few sheckles put aside to help with 24/7 childcare when they have important business meetings/events to attend.
What I'm saying is, yes, it's just super that some women are getting recognised for being "formidable examples of people being able to juggle their careers with family life", but - speaking as someone who's trying to write something about amazingly rich supermawms after having approximately 4 hours cumulative sleep for the seventh night in a row thanks to her little darling wanting to party from 3am every morning for the last forever - I'm just not fully appreciating their achievements right about now. It only serves to make the rest of us working mums, who are clawing for coffee from one waking minute to the next, feel somewhat inept and even more tired.