What I Learned About Working Parenthood After My Kids Grew Up
by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
- Refocus on professional priorities and dreams
- Enjoy your weekends and evenings
- Travel for work becomes an opportunity to explore
There are so many articles about the challenges and stresses of being a working parent. Let me, for a moment, shine a light on the pleasures that await you once your kids have grown up and left home—it comes faster than you think.
You’ve probably heard of the happiness U-curve of life.1 All over the world, human happiness slumps between the ages of 30 and 50. Those marriage-parenting-eldercare-working years can be a tough slog, as many of us will admit to one another.
But what fewer parents will admit to is the ...