Our country lost a legend yesterday. The 2nd woman to serve on the supreme court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired generations of women, young and old alike. She paved the way for women to have careers, showed us what being in an equal partnerships with our spouses looks like, and inspired us with her totally bad mama workout...that she did until she was in her 80s no less.
As a 34 year old mother of three who has never had a conventional job and certainly doesn't have the smarts of RBG, I have always assumed that the two of us wouldn't share anything in common. Since she was a Supreme Court Justice almost my entire life, I've only ever known her as that.
I recently was surprised to learn that RBG and I share one special thing in common. We were both mothers while attending college.
From wikipedia: "After the birth of their daughter, Ginsburg's husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer. During this period, Ginsburg attended class and took notes for both of them, typing her husband's dictated papers and caring for their daughter and her sick husband—all while making the Harvard Law Review." I'm sorry, did I read that right? Ginsburg was not only attending law school (a feat alone in the 1950s) but also caring for her young daughter and sick husband?! #originalbossmom