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Children and careers

Julia A. Keith Julia.A.Keith at DARTMOUTH.EDU
Tue Jan 17 09:45:54 EST 1995

Lori Kohlstaedt's point that children and careers are not for everyone is well
taken.  A lot depends on your personality.  On the other hand, for too many of
us, it feels like an either/or choice, and it doesn't have to be.  I have
choosen both.  I also have a high tolerance for stress and the ability to
accept that I will never be able to be "perfect".  I don't mean to imply that
my choice is "the right one" or that any other choice is not as good.  I think
there are as many solutions to the "problem" as there are people, and I like to
hear how others have "solved" it.  Me, I had kids right out of high school,
then went to college, then worked, and now am in grad school while they are in
jr high/high school.  It was a way, but I'm not sure it was the best way and I
certainly wouldn't tout it as the only way.  

Julie Keith

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