A few weeks ago, I reported on the results of a CareerBuilder.com survey about working mothers. The poll found that one-fourth of the respondents are dissatisfied with their balance of work and life, and that long hours and stress are challenges (see: https:\/\/www.nwfusion.com\/newsletters\/careers\/2003\/0519car1.html).This particular study didn\u2019t mention men, though of course fathers face some of the same pressures to juggle parenting and professional life.Mike McGuane, a programmer\/analyst in manufacturing, writes, \u201cI would like to chime in for working dads.\u201d His wife is working to become an attorney, and he says he\u2019s chosen to spend more time with the kids. \u201cShe may become the majority breadwinner and will continue to experience the challenges, as will I, who takes the kids to appointments and events.\u201dMeanwhile, Robert Lahr wrote to say that he interprets the survey results much more optimistically. He writes, \u201cI\u2019m drawing entirely different conclusions from this research,\u201d he says.\u00a0 \u201cBased on these numbers, the majority of women are satisfied with their work as well as their career progress. 75% of women are satisfied with their balance of work and life.\u00a0 This seems like a great number, given the human condition.\u201dHe adds that more than half of working moms don\u2019t put in long hours on the job, which is refreshing to know, and points out that half of the working mothers don\u2019t work under a great deal of stress.\u201cIt doesn't seem like the majority of working women are struggling.\u00a0 They seem to be doing better than I would have expected,\u201d Lahr says.