butterflymommy Posted June 24, 2012 Share Posted June 24, 2012 Have you guys seen this article? It's written by a former director of policy planning for the State Department. She left her job because her teenage son was having problems and she wanted to spend more time with her family. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-can-t-have-it-all/9020/?single_page=true And here is an article about the article on the nytimes (the reader comments on this one are interesting): http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/us/elite-women-put-a-new-spin-on-work-life-debate.html I find it disturbing that even the upper echelons of working mothers struggle so heavily with meeting their families' needs. I'm a SAHM so I'm divorced from the dilemma, but I have six daughters coming down the education/ employment pipeline. While I try not to impress upon them too heavily my opinions on the matter-- I would prefer they make their own choices about career and motherhood-- none of the current or perceivable future options fill me with much confidence for them (though I do my best to hide my pessimism). What are your thoughts? :bigear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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