Mothers Day Special: Mom’s Rewrite Ivanka’s Clueless Rules

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are proud to post this New York Magazine video of Improvised Life assistant and collaborator Mira Keras and three other working mothers reading from Ivanka Trump’s book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success. They share their thoughts on Trump’s strategies for succeeding in the workplace without sacrificing family life and well-being.  (Sorry about the ad. Video link here.)

Ivanka, it seems, is oblivious to the many things that working women without hired help often have to do to survive in the real world.

Mira’s mission for her own daughter Gogo, is to teach her to take real care of herself — every aspect, from having a clear voice and many forms of self-expression to saving money and doing laundry —and especially to take JOY in doing those things.

I think if you can take joy in doing the laundry — or any so-called “chores” — you’re life is going to be so much better.

 

On laundry day, Gogo helps her mom and dad take care of the family’s laundry with serious focus, interest and pleasure.

#Laundry Day with #LifeOfGoGo

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Mira Keras

Here is to the mothers that teach their children well, and equip them to live fully in the world, with JOY.

 

 

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good-bye.
Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.
And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Mira Keras

For hilarious and astute send up of Ivanka Trump’s working mammy book, check out this Samantha Bee video.

One Response to Mothers Day Special: Mom’s Rewrite Ivanka’s Clueless Rules

  1. sahana martin 05.14.2017 at 6:48am #

    Honestly.. ‘nurse and heal’, love that. Women everywhere should have that time.

    Thank you (more of this 🙂
    joy!

    sahana

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