Therapist Belinda Seiger, PhD says she has “known many gifted women who seem to possess what I refer to as the ‘rage to achieve.’
“They are constantly driven to learn, to create and to be intellectually productive even while raising young children.”
Author Amy Bloom (photo; she is Writer-in-Residence, Wesleyan University) has commented on the challenges of writing while being a mother:
“Writing with children present is not productive. They really never go away. My daughter made a sign for my study door that says ‘Come in’ on one side, and on the other side it says: ‘Knock first, then come in.’ That’s a perfect description of me as a writer.”
Belinda Seiger adds,
“What distinguishes these women from their ambitious counterparts is that their motivation is not financial security, accolades or professional visibility; but their love for the process of learning, creating and involvement in a field or arena that holds deep interest and fascination for them.”
Continued in her article The Special Challenges of Highly Intelligent and Talented Women Who Are Moms.