Quote from Michele Norris, host of All Things Considered on NPR in answer to the question:
What's your secret to balancing career and family? (from ModernMom.com)
Michele: Hold on to your sense of humor. On most days it is like juggling chainsaws...while riding a skateboard...during a tornado. When things feel crazy, I find a dose of laughter can help relieve the pressure. Finding the right balance is tough. That old adage about having your cake and eating it too? It should come with a warning about indigestion. If you try to take on too much, watch out. I try to be honest about my strengths and my limits, and I try to listen to that little voice inside that starts to buzz when my circuits are overloaded. And I realized that I had to learn how to say "NO" more often so I could have peace in mind and more time for the most important things in life.
I don't know why this comforts me. Somehow reading about incredibly successful women who admit to the challenges of motherhood comforts me.
I'm looking for more quotes from high-profile women in high-pressure jobs who admit that they struggle, have limitations, can't do it all. If you find any online, let me know.