Tina Fey and I have something in common

I read The New Yorker. I have been for years, but I'm always about two months behind. There's so much to read in each issue and so little time. Usually I read while I'm on the elliptical trainer or treadmill at the gym, so it takes me about a week to get through an issue. Last week I read an article by Tina Fey, called Confessions of a Juggler, in the Feb. 14 & 21, 2011 issue in which she writes about juggling being a mommy and having the career of a lifetime, and having to answer the question that keeps coming up for her as she approaches age 40: should she have another child. She thinks it's rude that people always ask if she's planning to and at the same time she doesn't want to ignore her five-year old daughter's wish to be a big sister. She also wants to make sure that her daughter doesn't have the entire burden of caring for her aging parents on her own. With that she states she needs a backup. I went through those kinds of thoughts when I was considering getting pr … [Read more...]