This Comic Perfectly Explains the Struggle Moms Have With Work-Life Balance | Working Mother

This Comic Perfectly Explains the Struggle Moms Have With Work-Life Balance

It's impossible to have it if both parents aren't pulling the same weight.

It's no secret that work-life balance can be next to impossible for working mothers to achieve. And it certainly doesn't help when fathers aren't making the same sacrifices as their partners.

As French cartoonist Emma points out in her latest comic series, moms are often expected to devote less time to their careers and more time to their children. However, fathers are expected to continue working late—even if that means helping out less with the kids.

Emma has previously posted comics explaining the mental load and the reality of maternity leave. Her new comic—titled "Waiting"—shows how harmful gender roles can be and why working parents need to break out of them.

"Waiting" is republished below with permission from Emma.

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