Seriously, and Not So Seriously

By Leah Wasburn-Moses

Want to learn more about combining career and motherhood?

Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Center, Economics and Family Security at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is the queen of research on women and tenure.

Her most recent book is Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers (Oxford Press, 2007).

Here is a brief summary by Mason and her colleague Marc Goulden of the defining work on women and tenure that is well worth reading. If you're interested in learning about female graduate students, this is an important presentation by Mason.

And not so seriously . . .

If you want to torture yourself by reading about those "secrets of the stars" I discuss in my piece, here are some different takes on those secrets. This one tells us that the majority of us feel jealous when we think of the stars' post-baby bodies, and provides just the product to help us get back into shape.

This article tells us what the stars actually do to get into shape post baby. It involves diets and athletic trainers. Who knew?

I'm saving the big shocker for last. You know what? I hate to spoil this one for you, but it turns out that not all the stars are able to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies. I feel terrible for them.