Five Tips from a Wannabe Superwoman

Vol. 16 No. 7


Tami Hart Kirby is a senior associate with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP in Dayton, Ohio. She can be reached at

When I was pregnant with my son, I had a vision of myself in the future as a working mom: sitting in my kitchen on a telephone conference with a cup of coffee in my hand, while my son waits patiently for me to finish my conference so I can feed him. The vision (or should I say delusion) soon disappeared as I spent my days fighting deadlines and my nights nursing my son. I developed a deep appreciation for working mothers everywhere—the true superwomen of the world. The birth of my son has made this self-proclaimed workaholic realize the importance of the concept of work-life balance. While this balancing act is a constant struggle for me, I have developed a few tips for mothers to consider as they navigate their way to becoming superwomen. Of course, this advice also applies to men who are trying to obtain work/life balance.

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