The Ongoing Struggle To Balance Career And Family

Marina Katrova, and her 6-year-old daughter Masha go about their business in their apartment in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Sunday, Dec.14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)

Working mothers have long struggled to balance career and family. Diane Rehm and her guests look at defining success and happiness, and whether it’s gotten easier to have it all. LISTEN » | From: The Diane Rehm Show


Judith Warner: Author of “Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety” and “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication” and a columnist for

Ellen Galinsky: President of the Families and Work Institute

Linda Perlman Gordon: Psychotherapist in private practice in Chevy Chase, co-author of Too Close for Comfort: Questioning the New Intimacy of today’s New Mother-Daughter Relationship,” “Mom Can I Move Back in With You?” and a couple of parent’s survival guides to connecting with your teen.

Wendy Chun-Hoon: Washington, DC Director, Family Values @ Work

Published by waworkfam

The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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