Katy Perry opens up about her newfound appreciation for the job mothers do

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Katy Perry has a newfound appreciation for the hard work mothers do.

The Chained to the Rhythm hitmaker and her fiance Orlando Bloom welcomed their daughter Daisy into the world last month, and the 35-year-old star has soon discovered the realities of a particular "popular misconception" about being a mom.

She tweeted: "Popular misconception: being a mom isn't a full time job.

"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 (sic)"

And Katy urged her followers to get in touch with their own mothers to share their appreciation, and called for them to campaign for longer paid parental leave.

She continued: "Part 3: call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!
"Part 4. I love my job.(sic)"

It was recently claimed the 'Never Worn White' singer is "obsessed" with her baby, and the new arrival has taken her relationship with fiance Orlando to a whole other level.

A source said: "[Katy] has been incredible with her daughter and is obsessed with her.

"The couple and their love for one another had grown to a level they didn't even expect since the arrival of their daughter."

Although the couple have been inundated with gifts from their loved ones since Daisy's arrival, the coronavirus pandemic has meant many of them have only been able to meet the baby via video call.

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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.

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The insider added: "Since giving birth, the couple has been flooded with love and kindness.

"Their friends have been sending them gifts and words of encouragement non-stop. And due to COVID-19, the couple has FaceTimed with people and showed them Daisy."

- Bang! Showbiz