ABC News’ Gloria Riviera on the Pressures of Being A Working Mom and Why Some Have It Harder Than Others

ABC News’ Gloria Riviera on the Pressures of Being A Working Mom and Why Some Have It Harder Than Others

If you’re a mom chances are you’ve experienced mom guilt. Unless you’re like our guest-host, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who hasn’t felt guilty as a mom, ever! This week Alisyn Camerota, speaks with longtime ABC News correspondent Gloria Riviera about the pressures of motherhood and why many moms feel like they can never do enough.

The two highly successful working mothers talk about where they think mom guilt comes from and Gloria, a mother of three, talks about being a good role model for your kids, even if that means missing one of their events.

“I want my kids to know that I do other things that make me happy and make me satisfied,” Gloria says in this episode. “And so if I have to miss something because I’m doing something I love, A, doing something I love provides for my family and B, it’s important to who I am as a person now…” she continues.

They also talk about how the pandemic and other recent events have ushered in a new era of news reporting where it’s okay to show more emotion.

Gloria’s latest project, No One Is Coming To Save Us from Lemonada Media, a limited-series podcast she hosts featuring Kristen Bell, is about America’s broken childcare system and how we fix it. Take a listen!

We want to hear from YOU!! Do you experience “mom guilt” and if so, where do you think it comes from? Let us know! Record a voice memo or write an email and send it to [email protected]

Check out this episode!



  • Amy Busch Posted August 26, 2021 7:24 pm

    I listened to Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD podcast for his wisdom and insight on ADHD. Not to hear news anchors talk about the Kardashians, Joe Biden, and mom guilt. I was apprehensive when the change was announced but listened today to give it a chance. Nope. What a disappointment.

    I don’t understand why you would take a long established podcast centered around one topic – ADHD – and turn it into a podcast that has nothing to do with ADHD!

  • Sarah Guertin Posted August 31, 2021 11:30 am

    Hi Amy,
    We really appreciate hearing from you and I’m sorry to hear that you are not enjoying our most recent Distraction episodes. We value you as a listener and understand that the new episodes are quite different from past episodes. However I hope you’ll stick with us as we strive to create episodes that do appeal to you and other loyal listeners who have been an integral part of our community over the past 5 seasons.

    It hasn’t been announced yet, but we are planning a very special guest host for the month of October who is a well-known ADHD expert and will bring a new perspective and voice to our neurodiverse content. (And we have other ADHD-themed episodes in the works as well.)

    Thanks again for reaching out. We truly appreciate hearing your opinion and hope you will stick with us as we expand our Distraction universe.

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