having it all
The language around working women, leadership and caregiving roles -- whether that is self-care, childcare or elder care -- needs to change, Slaughter said. She offered three concrete solutions.
For now, I will enjoy this Everything Bagel for all of its simplicity and charm. I may get a bit of cream cheese on my shirt and some of the toppings may fall off, showing me that life is imperfect, but who cares, this is the Everything Bagel and it's pretty darn good.
I'm a write-from-home-mom, but have not always been. My writing has morphed from a hobby into a potential second career over the last few months. A lawyer by training, my mind was turned to mush from several years of being at home with two babies. As I emerge from the fog of the preschool years, here's how I realized that I am truly, officially, a 'writer.'
The transition back to work may not be as obvious because there's no resume polishing or job interviews or formal start-date at a new office. Here's how I realized that I'd become a Work-From-Home Mom.
As my children enter their new stage of life and prepare to leave home, I enter a new stage, too. One where I can more completely focus on growing my business, spending more time with my husband and expanding my online show. And that is an exciting and scary thing.
The global economy needs intelligent, capable women. Their work and life experiences are invaluable to companies. So why does getting back to work have to be so damn hard?
Let's support each other -- lend a helping hand. Judge less. Often what we think about someone is just an illusion, half truths. It takes a village to raise a woman.
The award-winning journalist on living a fulfilling life.
This whole "having it all" business has been grossly misinterpreted by our society at large. The purpose of all that bra burning back in the '60s was to give women choices. Doing all of it at the same time was never the idea.
Sometimes I need to remind myself why I live in an African Outpost -- so far flung I can't buy a cappuccino or broccoli or decent shampoo. Because I'm married.