Recently, reporter Lisa W. Foderaro wrote a piece for the New York Times about working moms
who use business travel as an opportunity to find some ‘me’ time.
Titled, "Working Mothers Find Some Peace on the Road," the opening
paragraph begins thusly:
Before Lucia Skwarek, a portfolio manager and mother
in New York City, gets on a plane bound for business in Moscow or
Milan, there are not only meetings, but play dates to schedule. When
she is done wooing investors for her hedge fund and parsing a pile of
e-mail messages, though, Ms. Skwarek looks forward to a little ?me?
As you might expect, the piece generated excoriating remarks as well
as cries of recognition and support from working mothers everywhere. I found the
article interesting, but I found the comments it evoked fascinating.