Thoughts on “Why women still can’t have it all”

NPR interviews Anne-Marie Slaughter

Is the juggling act impossible?  Even though we may all be as ambitious as Anne-Marie Slaughter, I think every woman, with children or not, can empathize with her.  

On paper, juggling a perfect work-family life balance calculates out. Set aside at least 8 hours a day to work, 8 hours a day to spend with the kids before and after school and get 8 hours of sleep every night. There’s my 24 hour day, right?  But wait, what about preparing well-balanced meals? Or commuting? Training for that half marathon, quiet time with my spouse, or cuddling up with a good book?  And what happens when I work late?  The easy solution: another me.