Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic unleashed a flurry of online reactions, ranging from the “I totally identify – it’s the story of my life” to “oh stop whinging”-type. Recently, some mummy friends and I were chatting about the myth of the supermum. I commented that something’s gotta give, always. One couldn’t do it all, have it all. Those Her World Women of the Year who say they balanced it all were probably leaving out important information.