Balancing act: Finding a successful work-life balance

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, December 4, 2015.

A Monitor editorial addressing a new generation of women in the workplace (see facing page) cites that “chief among [women’s concerns] was how to maintain a successful work-life balance.” This lines up with recent figures from the Pew Research Center, which claims that in nearly half of two-parent households in the United States both mom and dad work full time.

Many dual-income households struggle to find a solution for a proper work-life balance and quality care for children. In our family’s case, I went back to work over a decade ago when our youngest was just two years old. Soon the economics of commuting as well as paying for child care for our three children became a clear-eyed reality for my husband and me. As much as I loved my job, I also missed being home for the family.

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