This year for the first time we focused on Women’s History Month and famous women in history. Smarty met some of them (mostly queens and warriors) listening to The Story of the World. We also read about women who made a difference closer to our own times – politicians, scientists and astronauts.
Thinking about women in history made me realize how far we came in 21st century. Women truly can choose their careers and follow their dreams. I work with many fantastic women who manage to juggle raising children and having important and demanding jobs. I do so myself and enjoy both respect of my colleagues and an unconditional love of my daughter who still thinks I am the best mother in the world even though she only sees me for a couple of hours every day.
Granted, America still has ways to go in comparison to the rest of the developed countries in making lives of working Moms better – like, for example, actually having a decent maternity leave, but still we should celebrate our achievements and hope that our daughters will one day be top politicians, business leaders or community heroes. Seriously, life would be so much better if women ruled the world.