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Gave up Superwoman myth long ago.

by notjustagirlintheworld on March 22, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I knew pretty much from the get that I could not have it all. I worked part time until my youngest was in elementary school. When I did go to work, even when it as only two days a week, I had someone in the house, watching my kids and doing what I would have done, had I been home, laundry, dishes, dinner baths etc., because I knew if I had to come home to all of that after a day of work I would never have left or, if I did manage to leave, I likely would never have come home. Everyone needs a wife, but no one more that the wife.

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