British actress, Emma Thompson recently revealed in an interview that she felt more working mothers should take time off from their jobs and spend more time with their children.
The 55-year-old actress said that it was not possible to be “a great mum and keep working all the time”.
Emma said she decided to take a year off from her career, in order to spend more time with her daughter Gaia Wise who is 14.
"A year off was my birthday present to myself. I didn’t actually act or write. I was just a mum. I taught drama at my daughter’s school, cooked meals, and had fun. I highly recommend others to do the same, if they can afford it."
However many mothers have argued that Emma can afford to take the time off from work, while this is not an option for most working mothers.
Emma also revealed in the interview that in order for her to keep working, she would need to hire other people to run the house, which is something she never wanted to do. 
“Motherhood is a full-time job. The only way I could have continued working would have been by delegating the running of the home to other people. I never wanted to do this as I find motherhood profoundly enjoyable.”



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