Pointer to Fox News video about Dr. Anna Lee Fisher and her daughter Kristin Fisher
Dr. Anna Lee Fisher was the first mom to fly in space back in 1984. As, Anne McClain, also a mom, prepares to head to space later this month, and to commemorate International Women's Day, Dr. Fisher appeared on Fox News last week along with her Fox News Washington correspondent daughter, Kristin Fisher.
Watch the video of the conversation to gain insight into how a mom's decision to go into space when her daughter was 14 months old, influenced that daughter.
Interestingly, both of Kristin's parents worked as NASA astronauts.
-- Speaking of Business Travel
Working Parent Stories often mentions the fact that kids learn from parents and the kids of working parents learn unique and valuable lessons. Having just finished reading the book Educated by Tara Westover, it seems safe to claim that she learned some really unique lessons from her working parents. And many of them have turned out to be surprisingly valuable and definitely thought-provoking.
We're late to the party in terms of reviewing and praising this book given that Barack Obama included it on his 2018 Summer Reading List and Bill Gates recently gushed about it too. With that said, in addition to being a compelling memoir, it gives parents a lot to think about in terms of what aspects of parenting and education help a child the most.
Educated is a real page-turner* that will leave you thinking and thinking and thinking some more about what you've read, what it means to be a "good" parent, and what opportunities and responsibilities you provide for your children. After you finish the book, we recommend listening to interviews with the author posted on YouTube (like this one) to gain even more insight into her story.
* We actually listened to the audio version