work and motherhood / by jamie atlas

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"The key to that work-life balance, the holy grail of modern motherhood, is to scrap it all together, to simply come to terms with the fact that there is no such thing as balance. It’s more of a pendulum – you sway between the two roles, and if you can find a good rhythm in the back and forth that makes you feel happy and centered, then you’re killing it! Sometimes I do a great job with my career, and sometimes I nail motherhood – sometimes it happens in the same day, even! But never all at once. It’s important for women, whether they’re mothers or not, to remember that we can’t be all things to all people all of the time..."

Read more of my answers about work and motherhood over at the Blend Images blog, where they flattered me with an artist feature this month!

Below are some behind the scenes images from our set, where my producer Marisa and I always have a baby or two in tote: