Photo of the Day: Who Says Mothers Can't Do It All? (Take Two)

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, is a pro at balancing work and motherhood. A few months ago, the working mom cradled her newborn baby during a voting session, and on December 16, she brought the infant back to work again.

While Mom is all business, her little one is all cuteness snuggled in her hat. 

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Ronzulli has become a model for working moms everywhere. (Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

Here's Ronzulli with her daughter at work a few months earlier. They grow up so fast...

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Ronzulli is an advocate for improving the lives of working moms. (Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

Ronzulli responded to the flurry of attention that followed her baby's first appearance at a voting session by saying:

It was not a political gesture. It was first of all a maternal gesture—that I wanted to stay with my daughter as much as possible, and to remind people that there are women who do not have this opportunity [to bring their children to work], that we should do something to talk about this.


The baby girl seems to have enjoyed her time with Mom, but has had enough politics for one day.

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Boy, parliament is exhausting. (Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

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