‘Yummy mummy’ ideal makes modern mothers feel inadequate : survey

Daily Mail 28 February 2008

Looking after the children, keeping a spick and span house and perhaps juggling a job is enough to fill any mother’s busy day. When you add in looking immaculate at all times, serving up home-cooked family feasts and making romantic time for a partner, the schedule looks even more daunting. But then Madonna seems to manage it. So do Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie.

Faced with such examples of domestic goddesses, the average mother can feel a little less than perfect. In fact, more than two-thirds believe the likes of Madonna and Co are putting mothers under pressure to live up to an unrealistic ideal, a survey has found. Four in five say they feel pressure to look good and feel sexy for their partner and more than a third say they feel the need to be a successful career woman as well. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=521228&in_page_id=1879