I’m supposed to write about balance, that mythical Eden where we can have it all: the work we love, the family we cherish, the “me time” everyone says we need, and enough sleep. Ah, enough sleep. Sigh. Work-life balance is a hot topic for all women, although as long as we frame this as a “women’s issue,” we will not be able to build societal solutions for the problems that men and women face. If women are talking about balance, women in medicine—especially mothers in medicine—will certainly be talking about it, agonizing about it, wishing for it, and writing about it.