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Spiegel, Gabrielle M.
October 2008
Perspectives on History;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p3
The author offers her insights on the complexities and challenges of combining motherhood and work. She mentions that combining work and parenting taught her how to handle conflicting demands between home and the rising demands that progress in a career. She notes that working mothers are faced with the need to perform as well as their male colleagues. She remarks that she learned two essential lessons, to compartmentalize and concentrate, which kept her in place throughout her career.


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