I write and talk often about being a working mom. I think young people tend to ask working parents questions that err on the side of positivity: ‘how do you do it all as a working parent?” rather than what’s really on their minds. I want people to ask: ‘does having kids inhibit your career success?’ And if they do, I’ll say ‘yes.’ Work takes time and energy. I look at all these young, single people running, growing, and selling their start-ups. I applaud their energy, their drive, and their passions. But it is a hell of a lot harder as a parent. And when you choose to have kids, you have a responsibility to give them your energy, your time, and your attention. That has to come from somewhere, and often that’s work. It’s a choice you have to make, and there’s no right or wrong here. There’s no doubt I would be wealthier and more successful if I didn’t have children. Also, they are by far the greatest thing I have ever done. There are a million things I get wrong as a parent, but Christmas morning when the first thing they wanted to do was give presents to each other instead of opening their own, I knew my husband and I have done something right. And that’s a win that’s more valuable than any contract I can sign.