Megan

From New York, New York, United States

Joined 20th August 2007

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  • As a working mom, do you ever feel like you're failing in some aspect of your life?

    Answered on 8th November 2007:

    Failure is a tough word but often I feel like no matter how hard I try to keep things together - it's never quite good enough. It's less about thinking I'm a failure and more about ways to be gentler with who I am and what I'm trying to do with my life.

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  • Who makes more money -- you or your husband? And does this affect your relationship?

    Answered on 4th October 2007:

    For many years I was the primary breadwinner but recently the roles have reversed and he is the primary breadwinner. Basically, we make similar salaries but I still manage to take on the majority of child care, household and financial planning responsibilities. My husband is fine when asked (told) to do something but I do get resentful when I'm the one that needs to anticipate, plan and orchestrate our daily living. In other words, it takes a lot of energy to be the one that knows birthday parties need to be planned, Dr's/dentist/ortho/eye dr.appointments need to be made, gifts need to be bought, clothes need to be bought, etc... So while I love my job and earning a good salary - I do get overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising three kids and maintaining a healthy marriage - it's not easy.

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  • Hi, Megan,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my profile. It's great to have you as part of our community and I really hear you in terms of so-called family-friendly employers. I worked for one once - when I needed to take a few days off to fly to another city to be with my grandmother at the hospital, the senior manager on my project told me that as a single, non-married person, they expected me to be in the office when I was needed.... Can't wait to see your many contributions to Work It, Mom!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 20th August 2007