Working moms on the verge of a nervous breakdown

My friend Jane* has a problem. She works full-time for a government agency in California and has two little girls in preschool. Jane is really good at her job. Jane is losing her mind. “All I do is work, run home to pick up screaming kids because it’s 5:30 and they’re tired. Wrestle through the evening with them, then clean up the house, go to bed, and do it again.” Jane told me this one evening over the phone, after we’d both wrestled our kids into bed....more