This is such a refreshing read. I know that people have been doing this for ages — parenting and working and struggling to find some semblance of a life somewhere in between — but when it’s coming from an editor of my favorite site (!!!) and a mom of two (we’re planning to try for Peanut #2 in 2 years or so) I breathe a little sigh of relief. Of understanding. It’s possible. We try to tell ourselves that it’s in our and our kids’ best interest to go after the careers we want, rather than simply seek careers that will bring in the most money…sometimes it’s a struggle to believe it, though. With only one life to live and tiny lives depending on you, shit gets too real too often. Anyway. Thank you for writing this.