Great article in the Chronicle today about balancing ambition and family:
Superprofessor meets supermom.
Chávez-García articulates some of the thoughts that sometimes run through my head. Do I want a third kid? I've always said two would be great, but now that the little one is leaving babyhood behind (and heading into terrible toddler-hood tantrums) I look at newborns longingly. I think the third one would send me over the cliff personally, but I do so love little babies. I don't worry as much about it being career suicide (although maybe I should), but more just a logistical nightmare.
I also love the discussion in this article about why do we have children. And why do we stop at whatever number we do choose? Husband and I joke that is is so we'll have someone to put us in the nursing home one day. But, is it also key to impart our values to future generations? Which leads me to wonder, how well I'm doing in that category? Am I imparting the values I want to share? Please discuss...
Well THAT'S never happened before.
11 months ago