I Don’t Want it All: My Frustration With the Work-Life Balance Debate

…glibly repeating “you can have it all” is simply airbrushing reality.

-Anne-Marie Slaughter

 A little back story on this post: two weeks ago, I heard this amazing interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter. Slaughter is this power-house of a woman. Amongst other things, she “is an academic, foreign policy analyst, and public commentator. She served as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department from January 2009 until February 2011 under U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She is an international lawyer and political scientist who has taught at the University of Chicago and Harvard University.” source

And, Slaughter is also a mom. Continue reading “I Don’t Want it All: My Frustration With the Work-Life Balance Debate”

Strong is Gender Neutral

Today is International Women’s Day! All around the world, people are celebrating the achievements of women. A quick Google search told me that IWD has been around since 1911…what??? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I live in a rural area of Ohio that mostly celebrates women’s abilities to bake and reproduce which, don’t get me wrong, are truly amazing, but come on, we also do a lot of other cool stuff.  Continue reading “Strong is Gender Neutral”