For some reason, we can’t seem to help ourselves when it comes to the “all” conversation. Oddly, many women rail against the never-ending discussion about whether we can have it all, should we do it all, and which way we should be leaning when we’re trying to find it “all,” yet find themselves living lives where they are doing the very things they think other women should steer away from.
Not so long ago, I was asked my thoughts on this debate. And while I have a lot to say, it occurred to me that maybe we ought to be coming at this from an entirely different angle — maybe it’s time to look at our propensity as women to be givers, and how that plays into our internal conflicts about opting, leaning and life in general:
Are you as guilty as I am of not stepping back? What would happen in our families if we stopped “giving” it all?
Joanne Bamberger is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Broad Side. She was formerly known around these internet parts as PunditMom, but now she is trying to be herself. She is the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (an Amazon.com bestseller and now available in E-book form!). She was recently awarded the Campaigns & Elections Magazine/CampaignTech 2013 Advocacy Innovator Award for her research and writing on the power and influence of women online. Joanne is a “recovering lawyer,” but she is still well-versed in her litigator skills and courtroom practices.