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To work or not to work: that seems to be the question. Drawn to the idea of pursuing our passions and dreams, we strive to be "do it all" women, and often juggle multiple full-time roles as students, professionals, partners, and moms. But can we always have our cake and eat it too? What happens when the work and family balancing act proves to be too much? Which one gets priority?

Oh the guilt!
Meet U.S. based Namisha Sarin in "To Stay Or Not To Stay," after making the difficult choice to go back to work when her baby turns three months old. See how she later manages to put her dearly loved career on hold in order to spend more time with her daughter.

The adjustment!
Meet South African radio host and author Sam Cowen, in an excerpt from her book Waiting for Christopher, as she offers a humorous account of the "I'll breastfeed myself out of a job" fears associated with maternity leave-- and wanting to "take [being pregnant] like a man".

The joy!
Meet Sadaf Shamshad from New York in "There Is No Place Like Home," as she explains why choosing to give up her hard-earned, "swanky job" for the less-glamorous position of full-time stay-at-home mom was the best decision she ever made. Even without her own mother’s approval!

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"Motherhood Manifesto" by Laura Pacheco
United States
"The Saudi Balancing Act" by Ashwaq Al- Sadoun
Saudi Arabia
"There is no place like home " by Sadaf Shamshad
United States
"Life as a Single Mother" by Pollyne Owoko
Kenya
"Not Natasha" by Dana Popa
Romania
"Lactochampeta" by Andrea Echeverri
Colombia
"To Stay or Not To Stay" by Namisha Sarin
India
"Work and Motherhood" by Heloisa de Faria Queiroz
Brazil
"Belly Beauty" by Andrea Fittipaldi
Brazil
"Motherhood is Work" by Gabriela Fuentes-Aymes
Mexico
"My daily gifts" by Mónica Isabel Quiriarte Fernández
Mexico
"Motherhood, Work, and Being from Another Planet" by Márcia Pinho
Brazil
"Bland Ambition" by Catherine Connors
Canada
"Excerpt from Waiting for Christopher " by Sam Cowen
South Africa
"You Have Life" by Linda Berg
United States
"The Airline Philosophy" by Mechelle Carey
United States
"Ready to Jump In" by Angela Clemmer
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"Working Mom" by Nicole Mathes
United States
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