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7 Things You Realize When You’re The Girl Who Doesn’t Care About “Having It All” (But Having The Few Things That Matter)

When people think of “having it all,” they don’t think of having everything they want – they think of quantifiable success: the proof that you’re happy, loved, successful. 560 more words

It’s Either This or Therapy

It’s been almost a year since I last wrote anything. And it’s not from lack of ideas, inspiration or even lack of time, but rather an innate desire to live, just live the moment, unexamined and raw. 580 more words

Being 30

Having it both ways: on changing - and keeping - my name

If I can find a way to get exactly what I want without compromising, why shouldn’t I go for it? That’s what I thought when I made the decision about my name, … 829 more words


Is Having A Man A Luxury?

As a woman, a black woman at that, I am first to admit that the quest to “have it all” is not an easy one. Juggling career goals, chasing my writing dreams and aspirations outside of the 9 – 5, involvement and engagement in the lives of my children, maintaining relationships with friends and family, carving out time for myself, and finding the time to affirm and cater to the man in my life is kind of like a never-ending whirlwind. 1,074 more words

The Crazy

The struggle is real

Since I have been a postdoc I have struggled with my career identity. This is not my first post on the subject.

In grad school I was very happy. 498 more words


I Don't Want it All: My Frustration With the Work-Life Balance Debate

…glibly repeating “you can have it all” is simply airbrushing reality.

-Anne-Marie Slaughter

 A little back story on this post: two weeks ago, I heard this amazing interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter.

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Celebrating Strong Women: How to Do it All

I’m pleased to introduce Renata Pepper as our Strong Women contributor today. Renata is a Franco-Italian-American living in Paris. She is a mother, works as a location manager ( 440 more words

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