What If You Can't Say No?

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BlogHer Spotlight: Miranda - Not Super Mom.

Is work-life balance as simple as just saying no? Not according to this working mother. Read what she has to say about saying no (or not being able to).



I read a syndicated post on BlogHer today that has just kind of stuck in my head all afternoon. It discusses working moms who are chasing that elusive thing called “Work-life balance.”

The author of that post tells a couple of anecdotes about women who chose, or were perhaps forced to choose, work over life. Then she tells an anecdote about a time she informed her employers that an upcoming meeting needed to be scheduled so that it didn’t interfere with her ability to attend a performance at her children’s school. In her case, they pushed, she pushed back, and the meeting was scheduled at a time that didn’t conflict with her children’s performance.

The author posits that women in the workforce have the choice to say “no” when career obligations interfere with family obligations.





Read the full post on When You Can't Just Say No.

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