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The impossible juggling act: Motherhood and work (NPR)

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For two years, Anne-Marie Slaughter commuted between her home in Princeton, N.J., to her “dream job” in Washington, D.C. Slaughter wrote about her experiences in The Atlantic in a story titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” “I believe that we can ‘have it all at the same time.’ But not today, not with the way America’s economy and society are currently structured,” she said. “My experiences over the past three years have forced me to confront a number of uncomfortable facts that need to be widely acknowledged—and quickly changed.” Those changes include recognizing the needs of both parents, dispel the belief that the worker who works longest is the most committed, and assuming that time working has to be spent at the office.