Empowered Mom’s Day: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey on Working Moms

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! Two very funny women have been in the news lately for their take on working motherhood:

–Comedian Amy Poehler, at the Time 100 dinner for influential people, gave a shout-out to those often unheralded people who make many of our lives possible: child-care workers:

I have thought very hard and long about what has influenced me over the past couple of years, and since I have been at this dinner in 2008, I have given birth to two boys and I’ve left Saturday Night Live and I started my own TV show, and it’s been a crazy couple of years, and I thought who besides Madam Secretary Clinton and Lorne Michaels have influenced me? And it was the women who helped me take care of my children. It is Jackie Johnson from Trinidad and it is Dawa Chodon from Tibet, who come to my house and help me raise my children. And for you working women who are out there tonight who get to do what you get to do because there are wonderful people who help you at home, I would like to take a moment to thank those people, some of whom are watching their children right now, while you’re at this event. Those are people who love your children as much as you do, and who inspire them and influence them and on behalf of every sister and mother and person who stands in your kitchen and helps you love your child, I say thank you and I celebrate you tonight. [Hat Tip: New York Magazine]

The Empowered Mom (Maria Luce)- In Action ON CAMERA! Take A Look!

TV is in my blood – Anchor, reporter, spokesperson. Yep, been there, did it – for years.

Still do. It’s kinda like my drug.

Look, here’s the deal:  I’m simply “at home” in front of a camera or a live audience!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

And SO many of you have been asking when it will debut – and since video/TV will be a key aspect of The Empowered Mom – I thought I’d let you see a bit.

We are soon unfolding that aspect of The Empowered Mom TV on the main page of the site but thought I’d show you this here.

CHECK ME OUT HERE!  WATCH!

When Mom’s Work Is Dangerous

On Sunday night, CBS News journalist Lara Logan spoke on 60 Minutes about being attacked by a mob during the ousting of Egyptian president

Hosni Mubarak in February. The television interview, her first since the assault, was a chilling reminder of the danger that journalists can encounter and the additional considerations any working mom must consider when facing a risky situation in the course of her career.

Here is a new and interesting post from About.com

The Wildly Underpaid MOM!

I’ve got an idea for Mother’s Day.  So hopefully, the hubs is reading this and will see it.

Instead of getting me breakfast in bed, letting me sleep in or even get me some nice jewelry – how about you get me this: a PAYCHECK.  That’s right – a check to cover my salary, bonus, benefit, paid time off, and other perks for the next year.  And I can tell you exactly how much to make the check out for: $115,432.

Huh, – how did I come up with that number?  Read on

Empowered Idea: Stay at Home Mom Manifesto: Do It For Yourself

I was on the phone yesterday doing an interview for a story when I mentioned that I’m going to be a stay at home mom with Harper, rather than finding another job. The

woman I was speaking with was a well accomplished Manhattan attorney — and mom. “Well, don’t stay home for your kids,” she told me. “They won’t remember. Make sure you do it for yourself.”

She said that when she told her 23-year-old daughter that she’d stayed home with her Saturday nights because she couldn’t bear to leave her, the daughter deadpanned: “That was stupid.”

A reader on MommyMoi recently left me a similar comment: “All I know is that FOR ME, the nine years I stayed home with my children (mainly because of unemployment) were not good. I love being at work, and my children (now 13, 15 and 17) don’t even remember that I was ever home. They understand that I love my job just about as much as I love them. Of course, I was able to arrange my hours so I could be home in the evenings. Most studies I have seen indicate that children benefit most from parents who are happy, so you have to decide what will make you happiest. For me, it was definitely work outside the home!”

Who Has The Greatest Mom In The World?

Do you have the greatest mom in the world? Tell us about her for the chance to win her a FREE $50 Target Gift Card.

Is your mom the best mother ever? Of course she is — so tell us why.

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 8, The Empowered Mom℠ wants to hear from you on what makes your mom the greatest. Whether you’re lucky enough to still have your mom around or whether she’s passed away, send in your tributes, fond memories and posts about your mom by Friday, May 6, for the chance to win a $50 Target gift card (go ahead, treat your mom to a present).

We all believe – there isn’t a day of the year that mom won’t be special to us! For mom is the one who helps us to overcome all the hiccups, is the one who stood like a rock in our lean and she is the one really means the world to us.