Posted by: skyward | August 21, 2008

Being a Lawyer. Being a Mother.

I read and re-read a brief e-mail from a former colleague. 

She has a job interview soon.  Yet, as a mother of two, she remains deeply ambivalent, unprepared to throw herself into a full-fledged career. 

Her e-mail brings a sense of connection, a sense of solace.  Her ambivalence reminds me that I’m not the only lawyer mom who sighs at the kitchen table, pondering the perennial question: work, family, self –and how to integrate them all.

See also my prior entry: “Diversity is a Nice Concept, But….”


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