“This should be a straightforward article to write, except that it’s not that simple and I’m not that naive.
A man would never need to write this article because it’s just assumed that they have a wife at home doing most of the housework and childcare.
But for some reason, a woman outsourcing home help is secretive and taboo. I’m afraid of being told I’m lazy, out of touch or a bad mother, despite the fact that my husband benefits too!
I feel like I have to defend and add disclaimers to almost every paragraph. Yes, I know I’m lucky. Yes, I know nobody is really “self-made” (white privilege hello!), yes I know there are single mothers and struggling families who can’t afford help.
Lots of people ask me how I balance it all (ah, the age-old question for successful women) and the honest answer is WITH SO MUCH PAID HELP.
SO MUCH you guys.”