Susan Keogh is a presenter for Irish news station Today FM, and a mother to a 4-year-old daughter. Recently, Keogh was trolled online by a man who questioned how she could have a young child and a full-time career at the same time.
Rather than let the troll win, the mom from Kildare, Ireland wrote an open letter and posted it on her Twitter. In it, she explains how she suffers from mom guilt, yet her job as a newsreader is important to her, and she does it to make herself happy, and to provide a better future for her daughter.
In addition to making her case for how she could possibly be a mother and have a career, Keogh called out the fact that men never have to answer why they aren't able to tuck their child into bed at night.
Read Keogh's brilliant response to her troll below.
"Do I feel guilty? Every day."
The newsreader wrote that while she does feel guilty about not always being able to tuck her little girl into bed, she works to show her daughter that she has the choice to do whatever will make her happy.
"I want to show her that she can make choices. I want her to be confident enough to make the right ones for her."
Keogh's letter received hundreds of retweets and over one thousands likes, further proving the idea that women can't have a career and a child is simply outrageous.
And it looks like the Internet couldn't agree more. Working moms might not always be there for their children 24/7, but that doesn't mean they love them any less, and kids know it.
In today's world, everyone seems to have an opinion on which parenting style is best, but ultimately, everyone's family and situation is different. Everyone should reserve their judgement so long as a parent is doing what feels right to them and their family, whether they are a full-time working parent, a stay at home one, or anything in between.
That being said, it's 2016 and the idea that mothers aren't allowed to miss their child's dance recital because of work, and fathers get a free pass, should become a thing of the past.