I get asked this a lot. Mostly to do with the balance between kids/husband/work/home/exercise/shoe obsession/friends/fun/all the other work stuff. The answer is that it isn’t easy and I make endless compromises on lots of things, mostly things for me. I also outsource all the shit, take advantage of everything that made it easy and possible (maternity leave, part time training) and have compromised a lot on things I may have liked to do. Click on this Guest Post on Women in Surgery which goes into it in more detail and outlines why surgery is a hard man to please.