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Kim Kardashian says working moms can have it all. Oh, please!

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Kim Kardashian says working moms can have it all. Oh, please!

Kim-Kardashian-says-mom-can-have-it-all Last week, PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi said women couldn't have it all.  Kim Kardashian disagrees. "I think that's just not really, like, a positive outlook," says Kim at the CNBC's Closing Bell. "You know, [my mom] works hard. She taught us that if you work hard, it's just all about prioritizing." I just love it when celebrities jump into the "women can have it all" debate! It always results in some ridiculous statement. My first issue with Kim's statement is that this debate isn't about being positive or negative, it's about being realistic. We shouldn't give moms an unrealistic idea of what motherhood and what being a working mom is like. And Kim's idea of what being a working mother is like is vastly different from a regular mom! Which is why I couldn't help but laugh at Kim's suggestion that having it all is simply about "prioritizing." It's easy to prioritize work when you have a chef, a nanny, a hairdresser, a makeup artist, a personal trainer, a maid, a personal assistant, etc. That takes at least 10 things off your daily to-do list. And really how much work does Kim Kardashian do in a day? She gets paid to go to events, that's not a tough life and certainly not one that's comparable to working mothers. It's offensive for her to say that "work[ing] hard" will allow you to have it all. All moms work hard, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're going to achieve it "all." It's way more complicated than that. I have mixed feelings over whether women can have it all. But I really don't appreciate Kim weighing in on this debate. She's entitled to her opinion, but she needs to realize that her lifestyle isn't reflective of what most moms have to contend with. And to simplify "having it all" as being about priorities is laughable when you have a team of people helping you with your day-to-day life. Celebrity moms like Kim Kardashian may be able to have it all, but that doesn't reflect the reality of regular moms. What do you think? Photo courtesy of Getty Images/FlickrCC      
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