Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Balance

How do we balance our career responsibilities with our home lives? How do families in which all the adults work outside the home function in a world that is still predicated on one breadwinner and one homemaker per household? Dawn Friedman suggests that it may take an overhaul of the ways we think about both work and home - "Those of us who find work fulfilling need to be able to do it without sacrificing our family-life. Those of us who find home fulfilling need to be able to do it without sacrificing our family's budget. Those of us (the majority I'd say) who want both work and home should be able to manage that, too. Jobshare, flex time, maternity leave are sorry consolations; I think we need to jettison the 9 to 5 mind-set and start over from scratch. "

I highly recommend Dawn's blog - This Woman's Work - she writes honestly and thoughtfully about her life as a writer, editor and mother.

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