took me a while to get through this entire article. i feel it’s an important read for anyone (like myself) who’s felt guilty or inadequate for not falling in line with the traditional script of marrying young and cranking out kiddies. society casts us as selfish, sad workaholics who lack true meaning in our lives because we haven’t settled down and started families. that is such a whopping crock of shit. true: not all career chicks are fulfilled (though some are). but by the same token — as this article and the urbanbaby message boards painfully chronicle — neither are all mommies (though, again, some are). point is, it’s an individual experience.