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Atlantic magazine cover stirs controversy: Can working women have it all?

The Atlantic has become the latest magazine to print a cover story that’s generating a frenzy of how-to-parent opinions (remember the Time magazine breastfeeding cover in May?). “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” by Anne-Marie Slaughter in the July/August issue of The Atlantic describes Slaughter’s experience of reluctantly stepping down from a high-level State Department position to teach at Princeton and spend more time with her children, one of whom was a teenager going through some rocky times.

The magazine also asked other writers to comment on the cover story, posting them all under a banner that says, “The Myth of Work-Life Balance.” That’s generating even more conversation on the topic of whether, despite how far society has come, it's still impossible for women to rise to the top of their professions and still have time to raise kids without missing every milestone – and small step – in the children’s day-to-day lives.

Click here to read more. And let us know here: How do you balance work and family here on Long Island?

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