I think all the time about how Martin Luther King Jr. was gone from his kids all the time and also cheating on his wife. About how when men change the world, society excuses them for choosing work over family. I agree with you it’s generally a tension, not a choice. But the outlier situations get me thinking. You so rarely hear a story about women choosing work over family to such a degree. (The protagonist in the movie Suffragette completely chose activism over family, as I recall.) Anyway, this is all kind of a side topic. Your piece just got me thinking.

Anyway, cute overload with your kid! My husband and I have both mostly been self-employed since our 5-year-old was born, and I love the flexibility. I don’t know how anyone with a baby/toddler manages to work outside the home full-time. I’m so thankful we didn’t need to.

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