“As working women, we have an opportunity to be an example of living with passion and priorities, of working hard, of staying committed, not necessarily to work itself but to the priorities we set around our work and our personal lives. When we work and parent simultaneously, we have a chance to teach our kids resilience — letting our kids see that even if they struggle with something they can handle it and get stronger from it — and to embrace a village mentality, not in a better way than stay-at-home moms can but in a very different way.
Above all, we have the unique pleasure of encouraging our own kids to find real balance and real joy as they live their lives and as they go on to work and parent the next generation.”
Whitney Casares is a pediatrician and author of The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Winning at parenting without losing yourself.”
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