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What They Don’t Tell You as a Working Mom | Sallie Krawcheck | LinkedIn

Here’s what working-outside-the-home mothers are told again and again: the early years of their kids’ lives are going to be tough. Sleep deprivation while trying to establish your career while working

Source: What They Don’t Tell You as a Working Mom | Sallie Krawcheck | LinkedIn

I thought Sallie Krawcheck got a raw deal when she was asked to leave Merrill Lynch. I was there at the time, and thought she was fabulous. Reading many of her articles, including this one, allows me to know that my faith in her abilities isn’t unwarranted.

I really like what Sallie has to say here. If anything, it’s a relief to know, based on what she’s written here, that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, albeit a long tunnel.  I’m right in the middle of those teen years with my son, and with his special needs piles on top of typical teen stuff, it’s not easy at all. Throw in the fact that I’m working two jobs, not just one, and that makes it all that much more difficult. Most women my age are coming to the end of those teen years, but not me, since I had my son later. And those “formative teen years” will probably extend beyond high school. My husband does help, but it’s not the same as being the mom.

I’m encouraged that eventually, things will let up, and I will be able to do more of what I want to do, and dedicate myself to projects that enthuse me more.  Sallie says there’s a light at the end of the tunnel–I have to believe her right now.

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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