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Mogul, Mom, & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman by Liz O'Donnell

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Meet the New Breadwinner:Part Mogul, Part Mom, Part Maid

I always knew I’d be a breadwinner. Maybe not the sole breadwinner, but I knew I’d work. When I was growing up in the 1970s, one of my childhood fantasies was that I’d have a dual career—surgeon during the week and Hollywood actress on the weekends. And when reality got in the way of that daydream—I hate the sight of blood and I suffer from stage fright—I started building my corporate empire in my head. I called it Unicorn Enterprises, and I had a crystal-clear image of the company logo. Unicorn Enterprises was going to be a holding company for many different ventures: a newspaper, a retail chain, and a few more businesses I can no longer remember. My parents indulged my dreams. I don’t ...

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