A Must Read! Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka’s Gets Real About the Challenges Facing Working Mums

Victoria Azarenka the Belarusian professional tennis player used social media to clear the air, explaining to her fans why she might not be able to participate in the upcoming United State of America Open. It has everything to do with her 8-month-old baby boy.

According to the mother of one, every working mother is a strong woman. Having to balance both taking care of the kids family and work is very difficult. Victoria is of the opinion that no parent should choose work over their children are that is most important.

The sports mom said that being there for the children despite work ensures the consistent presence of the parents in a child’s life which is a great significant figure. This way they all understand each other.

The stunning mum who revealed that since she is aware that balancing child care and work is a challenge for parents, she is willing to support men and women everywhere who know it is okay to be a working mother or father.

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Victoria revealed that the day her son Leo was born seem to be the happiest day of her life although she and his father separated and may be undergoing court proceedings they still try to not make life uncomfortable for their little boy.

 

She shared this image of a write up on how she and her hubby will be spending time with their son and not attending the US open. Read what she wrote:

“The day my son Leo was born, back in December of last year, was by far the happiest day of my life. I now have a brand new appreciation for how new mothers and fathers juggle the many different responsibilities for their families. However, like most working mothers, despite my unconditional love for my son, I am faced with a difficult situation which may not allow me to return to work right away.

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In Belarus back in March, with my family in tow, I started working toward the goal of returning to the tennis tour and competing at a high level by July 31st. I was able to return early, playing in Mallorca mid-June followed by Wimbledon.Shortly after Wimbledon, Leo’s father and I separated and as we work to resolve some of the legal processes.

The way things stand now is that the only way I can play in the US Open this year is if I leave Leo behind in California, which I’m not willing to do. Balancing child care and a career is not easy for any parent, but it is a challenge I am willing to face and embrace. I want to support men and women everywhere who know it is okay to be a working mother or father.

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No one should ever have to decide between a child and their career, we are strong enough to do both. I am incredibly grateful for all of the support I have received from women and men around the world who recognize the importance of supporting working moms and our right to be with our children.

I look forward to hopefully having positive developments soon so that this difficult situation can be resolved and I can get back to competing. No parent should have to decide between their child or their career.

I remain optimistic that in the coming days Leo’s father and I can put aside any differences and take steps in the right direction to more effectively work as a team and agree on an arrangement for all three of us to travel and for me to compete but, more importantly to ensure that Leo has a consistent presence from both of his parents.”

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