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Transitioning from At-Home Mom to Working Mom

Nancy Shohet West wrote a column in the Boston Globe [1] this past week about how being an at-home parent for four years has put things into perspective for her now that she's re-joined the paid workforce: "After years of intense, emotional conversations with other parents about fevers, school systems, and discipline methods, I like the fact that at work, all I'm expected to worry about is reaching deadlines and avoiding revenue loss. It's not that no one takes corporate life as seriously as I take parenting; it's just that I myself don't have to. At home, I'm the one with all the tough decisions to make and all the responsibility to bear. At work, I have a midlevel position where I'm surrounded by other people who are paid to worry about the big things."

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