Family

Maternity Leave, Best Laid Plans

It goes without saying that architects are “Type A” individuals. We like to have a plan and we like it when things go to plan. When I laid out my plan for maternity leave, with all good intentions, I knew full well it would change. I just didn’t know how much or how little I would ultimately have to deviate from it.

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Starting a Family as a Female Architect

I have to admit that I really struggled over the last year, regarding the thoughts of starting a family. My husband and I at the young age of  40 and 35 respectively decided to “start trying” in April of last year on our 1 year anniversary. In an effort to get multiple perspectives I started scheduling lunches with all the female architects that I know that have families, and was a bit disappointed in the discussion. Generally I would say that the majority of the women architects that I have talked to have not felt as professionally satisfied post-family than they…

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