After Kelley Devaney had her first child, she went back to work. She had it all, but was it too much?
There was her MBA, executive title, and adorable baby daughter, but there was also the daycare shuffle that began with 7:30 a.m. dropoffs and ended with 5:30 p.m. pickups that had her gripping the steering wheel as she fought through rush-hour traffic.
When number two came along, she quit her job to become a full-time mom. That came with its own set of challenges.
“I found it very isolating,” she recalled. “I was so happy going to work. I could go to the bathroom when I wanted to. Remember when you had control of your life?”
Yet another overachieving skirt arrives at the harsh reality that she doesn’t have it all figured out. High-powered careers would make us happy. No, motherhood would make us whole. Some of us are discovering that happiness might be somewhere inbetween.
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