For many professionals (especially those of the no-children variety), “maternity leave” conjures a vision of the ultimate nirvana—weeks off from work, often with at least partial pay. Yet for those women who, via the rite of motherhood, do wind.
A typical phone conversation of the working mom: Working mom: “Hi.” Other person: “Hey—glad I caught you. How are things?” Working mom: “Busy!” (Fill in your details of choice from here). It’s true. We’re busy. REALLY busy. And not that.
Have you ever gotten a notice from school asking for volunteers for an in-class activity—at 11:00 am—and thought: how can I ever be the one to be there? As the pressure on children, and parents, mounts throughout the education years,.
The truth is, we are just overly fulfilled. This perspective, glib and yet also sincere, was shared with me soon after I returned to work following the birth of my first daughter, and I thought it was a rather nice.