CNN: Moms “Opting In” to Work Find Doors Shut

By Kelly Wallace, CNN 

“I remember exactly how taken aback I felt back in 2003 when I read the now infamous story called “The Opt-Out Revolution” in the “New York Times Magazine” by Lisa Belkin. The article profiled highly educated, professional women who were leaving their high-profile career positions to be home with their kids.”

“What?” “How could they do that?” “Aren’t they throwing their great educations and careers away?”

Those were just some of the questions I asked about a move I totally did not get.

Three years later, I had my first daughter and immediately realized not only that I had no business passing judgment on those “opt-out” women a few years earlier but that they were making a difficult choice… Read the full article Here

Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She’s a mom of two girls and lives in Manhattan. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter.

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