Questions about Balance?

There were a lot of thoughtful comments on my review post about the book Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career, and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood from women in all kinds of work/family balance situations.  As a follow-up to that review, I have an opportunity to interview the author/editor of the book.  Before I accept I wanted to ask y’all if there are particular questions or topics you’d be interested in talking about more on the subject of what it means to be a woman and a mom in our society?  The book contains essays by women finding all sorts of balance in mothering: stay-at-home moms, working full-time, working part-time, working from home, not mothers because of infertility or by choice, and so forth, so really any related topic or question is on the table. 

If you’d like to put in a question or topic for me to include in an interview, leave a comment on this post, on the A Spirited Mind Facebook page, or email me (you can use the little button in the upper left corner of the blog to email me directly).  It would be great if I got some input – there are a lot of things I could ask but I want the interview to be interesting for everyone. 


2 thoughts on “Questions about Balance?

  1. How do we prepare our teenage daughters to make future decisions about motherhood, career, marriage…decisions that may leave them torn? Particularly for daughters who are gifted with good education, is it inevitable that they will be torn?

  2. I’d be interested to know if she noticed any differences in women’s choices that seemed to vary with their earning potential. Intellectual stimulation and calling do have value but how many of the decisions are driving by money issues.

    The one thing that hit me from reading either your review or an excerpt or both was that this wasn’t a one time decision. Or even a decision that you only have to deal with when your children are young (enough to require childcare). I don’t think I have a specific question but I’d like to explore that idea more.

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