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Balancing Act

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What do you call a feminist who is a mother? A femimom? A mominist? Or just a confused woman balancing the many roles in her life: working professional, mother, wife, daughter...
Meet Tara Mistri, stay-at-home mom and frustrated architect: a baker of biscuits and maker of bricks.
Inspired by and in total awe of the Salk Institute in California, Tara hankers to replicate its
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Published October 2009 by Penguin/Zubaan
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Motherhood is easily one of the most beautiful, emotional and transformational experiences for a woman. Everything else takes a backseat as she lets herself be consumed by its infinite pains and pleasures. Her career, which perhaps defined her identity and image until then, suddenly seems like a lame reason to step out and leave one's gurgling, stumbling bundle of joy. Every idea of feminism and self-identity is submerged under the deep sea of love that flows from her heart, as the life-giving, ...more
I just finished reading this book. Like Tara I had my first child when I was 34 and second when I was 37, I took a break from career and then rejoined. So many times I felt it was my story. Very well written. I may not agree with Tara's solution to the problem and I could not reconcile to her husband going around with her friend claiming he is negelected and the fact that Tara did not ask his cooperation to make things better but then it is a very interesting novel for all mothers who view their ...more
I received a free copy of this book through the goodreads first reads giveaways. I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a look at a woman who was struggling to find her identity as she debated between staying home with her children or returning to the work field. The book hit on a lot of themes that I think are common among women. Competition, insecurities, and the assumption that someone else always has it better without knowing their full reality. The book does an excellent job of speaking to the c ...more
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I felt like I was reading my own life a year ago!
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Meera Godbole–Krishnamurthy was born in Mumbai in 1968 and has since 1980, lived in the Philippines, France, and many parts of the United States. She studied art and architecture at Oberlin College and Columbia University and received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1992. She has participated in writing workshops at Stanford University, the University of Iowa, UC San D ...more
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