WOMEN
09/14/2011 03:16 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2011

More Kids Won't Kill Your Career ... Unless You Want Them To

I’ve mostly been avoiding political news lately, but the Republican primary race has still managed to get on my radar. Is Michele Bachmann as crazy as that hatchet job of a Newsweek photo implies? Is Sarah Palin running or not?

Neither of these women are likely to secure the nomination, but here’s my main observation: Bachmann and Palin have both managed to build big, national political careers. Politics is often a man’s world, but these two women are playing in the big leagues. And they both have a ton of children. Palin has five, including a special needs toddler. And Bachmann, in addition to her four biological children, fostered almost two dozen over the years.

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