Balancing a Mother/Wife/Business Woman-thingie:

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1 SandJosieph19th Mar 2011 12:56:33 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
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How can I balance the aspects of a career woman with her duties as a mother and wife? The character I have in mind is running a successful paint empire (it produces high resistance paint for large structures) but she is also Happily Married to a husband who understands her and daughter she is very devoted to. If the balance ends up making the character a Mary Sue, well, so be it.
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2 chihuahua019th Mar 2011 01:08:58 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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She could work outside the house while her children are at school, and then do any other work she needs at home. Also, the father should do some mothering too.
3 Durazno19th Mar 2011 01:19:21 PM from Academia , Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
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Yeah, the father should definitely step up. Between the two of them, I think they can make a home life manageable.
4 SandJosieph19th Mar 2011 01:32:27 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Actually, the father does. Most of the personal quirks the daughter has come from the father, while her business sense comes from her mother.
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5 LoniJay19th Mar 2011 04:27:18 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
If you discover how, write a book about it and make millions from all the working mothers.
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7 SandJosieph19th Mar 2011 05:08:53 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Don't worry, I'll return to form soon enough.
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Nice to see an aversion of Family Versus Career. I'd suggest her trying to work from home as much as she can, if it's possible? And spending time with her daughter whenever she can, even when she's tired from working all day. You've got to be tough to manage both a family and a career, I can imagine. But that'll just make her more admirable.

Also, I agree that the father should take over some of the "motherly" duties.
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9 annebeeche19th Mar 2011 11:25:27 PM from by the long tidal river
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See how fathers/husbands/businessmen keep their work and family lives in balance.

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edited 19th Mar '11 11:26:02 PM by annebeeche

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10 SandJosieph19th Mar 2011 11:42:35 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
I'm not looking to do a mere Gender Flip.
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11 annebeeche20th Mar 2011 12:37:20 AM from by the long tidal river
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It won't be a Gender Flip because the person you are writing is fundamentally a woman.

You want to to write a parent/spouse/businessperson that has his/her family and work lives in balance, so observe those that already exist.

edited 20th Mar '11 12:38:14 AM by annebeeche

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12 Durazno20th Mar 2011 01:29:19 PM from Academia , Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
All business!
Unfortunately, fathers and husbands usually balance their work and family obligations by leaving the family stuff to their wives. Not universally, but it's a definite trend.
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