"We see a lot of attrition of working moms because we are living in a society that is predicated on a 1950s-style ‘one parent at home, and one parent at work’ lifestyle,” explains Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester. “But that’s not how most of us actually live.”
“I did a lot of research on moms . . . What I discovered was that the need for flexibility is actually universal,” she says.
Lauren moved to Austin, Texas, when she was a child, and found that becoming a Brownie helped her connect with her new friends at school. Today her work—including her book, lectures, and other speaking engagements—helps other women balance and connect their work lives and their home lives.
Read on for Lauren’s suggestions for how to navigate the complicated integration of work and motherhood.
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