By: Janice Urbanik
In the last 24 hours I’ve had 2 reminders that it is indeed a mother’s job to worry about her kids. One happened while I was trimming dead limbs from a tree and a mama robin chirped very loudly because I was too close to her nest. The other happened when a friend told me that she had just dropped her son off at the airport for a trip to Florida after wrapping up finals week. While it would be hackneyed for me to say these are both examples of birdies leaving the nest (groans are appropriate now…), it is not trite to think about the impact that children have on women who work.