I didn't care about the headlines. What I cared about was this picture, detailed below:
The first thought that crossed my mind was "WELL DONE, Mom!" Then I went to read the caption to find out who she and her daughter were. I then did a cursory search in the hopes that the article was something about these two, but alas, it was not.
How wonderful is it, though, that Italian culture so reveres its children that to bring them to work - even such an important, international meeting - is accepted?
My work policy explicitly states that children are not allowed to be on the premises - and I work for the Church! Ha ha ha.
Seriously, though, I absolutely LOVED this picture because it was a reminder that women can be both mothers and employees. We don't have to abort our children, give them up for adoption or be shunned in the workplace because we're "tied to our families."
We can still be incredibly helpful to our employers while keeping our families our priority.
I'm so surprised the WSJ chose to print this. I love it!