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Combining Family & Career

MOTHERS AS JEDI: May the 4th Be with You

Women’s rights in essence is really a movement for freedom, a movement for equality, for the dignity of all women, for those who work outside the home and those who dedicate themselves with more altruism than any profession I know to being wives and mothers, cooks and chauffeurs, and child psychologists and loving human beings.
– Jill Ruckelshaus

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There is an unspoken pact that women are supposed to follow. I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. (I don’t. I love my job.) Mothers who stay at home are supposed to pretend they are bored and wish they were doing more corporate things. (They don’t. They love their job.)
Amy Poehler

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To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.”
Marilyn French

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You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.
Tina Fey (on being a working Mother)

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Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

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There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
Jill Churchill