For too long, too many of us have remained silent about just what it takes to be an employed mother, believing the lie that if we lean in enough, it will all magically work out. It won’t
It won’t. If we want workplaces and society to acknowledge, if not understand, what it takes to be employed, we need to articulate our priorities, instead of hopelessly trying to catch all the balls in the air. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
I am talking to B, a young mother just emerging from the shock and awfulness of Covid-19, working from home, lockdown, online classes, housework, and illness. For some reason, we start talking about regret. I tell her that what I regret most is not having more fun with my daughters when they were growing up. And I’m glad Covid-19 changed the way we work.