"There's no perfect solution," Lippman said. "When you have a baby, you kind of have to throw all of your preconceived notions of what you want out of your life our the window...In terms of career, you don't know what your priorities will be until you're in it. She added that she was surprised at how much she wanted to be with her baby. "I take it one step at time. I feel like what I'm doing is trying not to worry about the long term and be happy right now."
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A few weeks ago The Washington Post had an article titled After a Baby, Full Time or Part?" It just reminded me that I'm still torn over the work full or part-time issue. And as I talk with many of my friends, who have little ones at home or are still waiting for their children to come home, they are torn too. We all would love to stay home, but there is the little issue of money. I think this is a never ending conversation. Who knew that we would go to school for umpteen years, get so many degrees then decide to take a lesser paying job to stay at home with our little ones? Well, at the very end of the article this was said that made all the sense in the world to me: