A Special Note to Law Moms

My daughter India is 20 years old today and a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a happy, well adjusted young woman. That is the end of the story.

When I was appointed Fulton County Attorney, she was in the second grade. When she tells her life story, she  says without fail, “I was always the last one to be picked up from after school” seemingly trying to convey that she was scarred for life.

It is true. She often was the last one picked up from after school, and sometimes she was picked up by strangers. (Not really, but I had a lot of people on the authorized pick up list). We were fortunate that the after school teacher was very understanding, and she never penalized me for being on “working Mom” time when I was late.

I can’t lie. There were many days I worried that India would be scarred for life as I struggled with career and motherhood. I am sure you worry too.

Well, stop worrying! Kids are stronger than you think. Your kids will be fine, and deep down, they will be proud of your accomplishments!

Happy Birthday, India!

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