Katy Perry: It's a misconception that being a mum isn't a full-time job

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CULVER CITY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - NOVEMBER 09: Singer Katy Perry wearing a Prada dress arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala held at 3Labs on November 9, 2019 in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Katy Perry (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

Katy Perry has set the record straight about motherhood being a full-time job, a month after becoming a mum to daughter Daisy.

The Roar singer, 35, and her fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43, welcomed their baby girl last month.

Perry has now opened up about her first weeks of motherhood in a string of posts on Twitter, in which she shared her respect for other mums and said it was a “misconception" that raising a child wasn’t a full-time job.

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“Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full time job,” tweeted the singer.

“Part 2: when a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of ‘time off...’ she’s coming from a full time job... of being a mom, lol.”

In a third tweet, the star told fans: “Call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!”

“Part 4. I love my job,” she added.

The star’s comments struck a chord on social media, where plenty of other parents chimed in to agree.

“Supernanny” Jo Frost was among those to respond.

“Very true indeed,” she tweeted. “In fact at home requires all of you in a very different capacity.

“Congrats on ya lil one Katy.”

Perry and Bloom welcomed Daisy in August, saying on Instagram at the time that they were “floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter”.

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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.

A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Aug 27, 2020 at 12:31am PDT

Daisy is the singer’s first child, while Pirates Of The Caribbean star Bloom shares son Flynn, nine, with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

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(FILE) Katy Perry Expecting First Baby With Fiance Orlando Bloom. Katy Perry has revealed that she is expecting a baby with her fianc� Orlando Bloom. HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - AUGUST 21: Singer Katy Perry and fiance/actor Orlando Bloom arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Amazon's 'Carnival Row' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

The actor was married to model Kerr from 2010 to 2013.

Perry was married to comedian Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012.