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Balancing Act: Men Need Not Apply?

The ferment over work-life balance continues to rage, with the most recent entry being the New York Times Magazine‘s cover story on women opting out of the workforce to stay home with kids.

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Somehow these stories never mention the guys who are underwriting the mortgage, groceries, car insurance, etc. so their wives can spend quality time with the kids. Is work-life balance only a women’s issue? Given a choice, would guys like more time at home too? Or is it a new status symbol to have a stay-at-home wife? Also, do guys risk being pegged losers at work if they are less than full-throttle? Would love to hear from others.

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