“How do you excel at work and be the best mother you can be?” Every working mother gets this question, which presupposes that a “work-life balance” is achievable. It’s not. The term traps women in an endless cycle of shame and self-recrimination.
I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids and now a lovely response by who clearly gets how women surgeons feel about those missed birthdays etc. no biggie. Our kids appreciate our skills and so do our patients.
"Every working mother gets this question, which presupposes that a “work-life balance” is achievable. It’s not. The term traps women in an endless cycle of shame and self-recrimination" I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
Beautiful, moving, important, bravely honest piece by on life of working mom: I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids A brilliant read and personal. A daughter of someone who is very involved in her work, I have always been proud of what you do. Let's stop shaming mother's with work life balance #workingmothers
This is great. I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
You communicate your values in your time with your kids, but also in how you choose to spend your time away from them. Part of being a good role model is doing meaningful work and helping others outside your family. #MondayMotivation
For ambitious & work-obsessed women out there who hold our things together, often by a thread. For those who ask stuff like “who looks after your child when you travel/work” I just say, “the said child’s other awesome parent”. via ⁦
The latest installment in that 70s-style genre “‘the kids will be okay’ if I do what *I* want to do” in the Sunday Times👇🏼 “I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids”
I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
I adore this piece. First, it feels like I have a twin out there. Second, my kids say what hers say too.
These revealing essays by are interesting, vivid, and like an exposure dream.
This piece has a much more touching kicker than the hed suggests: Personally, this balance wouldn't work for me, but my parents (with an easier balance) had the same pov as . Doing good work is part of their example to me as parents.