Conversations with moms and dads about work and family. When I became a parent, I had already been working in my field for 10 years. Needless to say, having kids had a huge effect on my work life. And I wanted to know how other parents' lives had changed, if work meant something different to them now, and if their work changed who they were as parents. Instead of discussing the latest conflicting childhood studies, I just wanted to talk, have a conversation about what it's really like as a working parent, the joys and the hardships, and to find some guiding inspiration that can only be found in experience.