Monday, August 19, 2013

A Few (Scattered) Thoughts

Axel, 2013

Sometimes it seems like everything that could possibly be said on the topic of work life balance has been said, but I still found these two articles interesting over the weekend.

The first, on the crazy cost of pre-school childcare in the NY Times, was pretty striking. I'm not sure how it is elsewhere in the country, but in New York it's certainly true that full time childcare for a baby can cost nearly as much as a year of college. What struck me most about this piece was the tone of some of the comments, which was basically 'If you can't afford it, don't have kids.' Um, ok. So that means only the very very rich should be able to have families?

Then there was this one, in Glamour, on "having it all." My favorite line was "Women have to not just get a job and keep it but rise through the ranks—while maintaining a partner and children, staying awake for sex, and looking like BeyoncĂ©." Sigh.

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