Question: I am the mother of 14-month-old twins, and I’m also a fifth-year corporate associate with a global law firm based in New York City. I’ve been able to manage the constant juggling, but it’s increasingly a struggle, and the challenges are becoming more difficult to handle. Even with a nanny to assist, time is always at a premium (there’s never enough), and I feel like I am missing huge chunks of my children’s development.

I know that I can play superwoman and have both career and family, but the act is not working for me. So after months of soul searching, I have made the decision to take a break from the practice of law for a year or two so that I can be a full-time, stay-at-home mother.

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