Samantha Parent Walravens is an award-winning journalist, writer and mother of four children. She was an editor for PC World magazine before leaving journalism to chase the “Internet dream” in the mid-1990s. She has since returned to her true passion, writing, and has published articles on topics including politics, business, lifestyle and women’s issues. Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and has a Master’s in Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia. Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood is her first book. For more information, go to www.samanthawalravens.com.
Striking the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching tasks facing women today. Forty-seven women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. They offer hope and inspiration but also reveal the messy realities of modern motherhood.