Mary Louise Kelly on juggling parenting and journalism

I enjoyed this interview with NPR host Mary Louise Kelly on her experience of juggling her journalism career with parenting and other priorities.

…the conclusion I arrived at was it is possible to hold these two seemingly contradictory, competing ideas at the same time. And in my case, it was, am I glad I went and carried on with my job and carried on reporting from all over the world? Yes. Do I regret leaving my babies every single time I did? Yes. And those things can both be true, and they remain true today.

Mary Louise Kelly

Kelly has a related book out, It. Goes. So. Fast.

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