Magazine article Working Mother

Mom Power

Magazine article Working Mother

Mom Power

Article excerpt

Dashing through the snow is definitely my son Jack's idea of a good time. So my husband, Mike, and I weren't surprised when Jack instantly took to sledding - the faster the better. I watch him zoom by and think about one of the many things he teaches me daily: Have more fun. It's a lesson I need to learn, because as he marvels at snow- flakes, I'm busy adding items to my to-do list. This list can reach epic proportions over the holidays. Working moms are perfectionists by nature. We want to be great mothers, wives and employees - and it's not always possible to be all three on any given day. We're the best time managers and multitaskers around, but do we need to bring our A game all the time?

This month we explore what happens when some high-functioning women keep going in the face of all obstacles, charging through challenges and stresses without taking a breath. The unfortunate reality is that they can become depressed. Today, one in every five working moms is depressed, not just down in the dumps. …

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