For the six years that I’ve been home, I’ve battled a voice in my head telling me that I’m not living up to my potential, and that I’m less of a woman because I don’t have a career.
Balancing paid work and domestic responsibilities in the midst of lockdowns and quarantines feels like a superhuman feat.
While I love my boys with a depth and passion I didn’t know was possible before I became a parent, I would never be a stay-at-home mom.
Instead of “leaning in,” we’re being forced to lean out—and I’m worried about what that means for our careers long-term.
About three times a day at our house, all three kids are crying, whining, or searching for something they can’t find.