Michelle Obama Makes Page One For Reducing Paid Work Schedule

So you’re working your tail off as a hospital executive, in addition to serving on a couple of corporate board and raising daughters, ages 5 and 8, with your spouse. Then your husband decides to run for president. You then opt to cut back to 20 percent time at the hospital so you can help your candidate. And your decision makes national news. Michelle Obama’s schedule scale-back has been the focus of articles in The New York Times  and The Washington Post . And the Washington, D.C.-based blogger PunditMom weighed in as well saying, "Front page coverage presenting [Obama] as a high profile victim of the balancing/opt-out discussion." (May 2007)