given that he was unwilling to go out and get a goddamn gallon of milk.
She could take that money, retire, and never work another day in her life. She is financially equipped to devote, literally, 100% of her waking hours to her family, if she chose to do so. And yet she has not. Why not?
Because she's worked very, very hard to get where she is, finds it fulfilling and a good use of her time and knowledge and energy, and is an ambitious person who doesn't want to give up all that she's achieved so she can play homemaker? Why didn't Steve Jobs quit his job to be a stay at home father?
...When I found myself sitting with a half-dozen other bloggers and PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi for a conversation about our roles as women in today’s society, the work-family balance is exactly what came up. Liz Gumbinner talked about the difficulties she has working outside the home and being away from her girls. Jyl Johnson Pattee said that she had never imagined that she would be her family’s source of income before her husband got laid off. Stephanie Nielsen talked about the fact that motherhood was her calling and passion in life, and that she never expected that a plane crash would dramatically change that experience.
Indra K. Nooyi listened. And then she did something totally unexpected. She asked her 18-year-old daughter sitting beside her to tell us what it had been like to grow up with a mother who worked long hours as she was growing up. Her daughter candidly said that it had been difficult -- that it was hard for her when she was young having parents who traveled, hard coming home to an empty house or a babysitter, hard having parents who were different from the parents of her friends. But she said that she also realized that her mother was living her dream and making it possible for her family to have wonderful lives.Via
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