"Why Are There So Few Women in Science" - an article by Psychology Today. The author says that you can only give yourself wholly; there is only so much time in a day, and only so much of you. I am lucky to be in a good community with a good support system. I am a passionate entrepreneur, a happy mom, and a perennial student. My daughter is in school, so that frees me up to go to school and work on my business. If I was a single mom with a baby, forget it. I believe that men capitalize upon women. We support them, take care of their children, while they are free to maximize their careers and earning capacity. Of course, I would not want it any other way - I prefer my child over everything else. That sacrifice, and the reality and circumstances of my life, has its price. However, I will say that being an entrepreneur has its advantages for women because you can't get fired for taking a day off to stay at home to care for a sick child, or for being late for work because you have you have a young child to get off to school. I hate rigid time frames and schedules, although there needs to be reasonable structure in any business, because it doesn't work with the reality of people's lives - and no one is pulled more ways than a woman...or sharks fighting over an octopus. And happiness is not entirely about money. You need a certain amount to provide a happy and comfortable living environment and go do things with your children. But the happiest thing is the kids, and raising kids that are well provided and cared for because you were able to support yourself as an entrepreneur in the sciences. The sciences can be a rigid field dominated by hierarchy and men. I am in nutraceuticals. I comply with government regulations the same way as a man-business, but I have a heart and care more about people than money. I am non-conventional and very creative. This is my passion. Call me a mad scientist. Read the article: "Why Are There So Few Women in Science."