When Choices are Not Binary

In 2003, I did what 43% of moms do. I dropped out of the workforce because I felt like my options were limited as a new parent. At the time, I felt that child care was beyond my budget.  I was worried I wouldn't connect with my kids. And frankly, my body was a mess of stretched skin and fluctuating hormones. And as Michelle Obama recently said "It's not always enough to lean-in, because that doesn't work all the time." But after a little while, as I started to heal, and my