I also read the Slaughter article and am still reading Mommy Wars. I thought a lot about what it means to be a woman in the workforce and what it means to be a woman who wants to have a lot of kids and be a mom like my mom was and still have a professional life. It seems like this is an intractable problem and that no matter how mean we are to each other it will be an issue. There isn't a two cent fix or we would have fixed it.
All of which is to say that I have been absent. I'm back though.
And you are welcome for the bad cell phone picture of my knees. It's what my weekend/week looked like. Sometimes there was a baby.