What comes to mind when you hear that an educated woman, a woman who once had a burgeoning career, has stepped down to become a stay-at-home-mom? Really, what do you think? That she is a great mom? That she wasn’t really all that successful and found the hidden trap door in the floor? That she couldn’t hack the pressure of the dual lives that most parents lead? That she found the best solution for her family? That somebody’s husband must be doing well or that somebody cannot afford childcare? That you pity her or want to be her?
Today, at The Atlantic, Lisa discusses the question she dreads most of all, “What do you do?” (Photo credit: John Schultz/flickr)