'Mommy, You Can Do That': Navigating Work-Life Balance Thousands Of Miles From Home

Koenig and Courville are often away from home for weeks at a time studying the impacts of climate change in remote areas of the world. It was especially hard at first to be thousands of miles away from their families, the researchers say in a StoryCorps conversation.

Koenig says she thinks she's a better scientist because she's a mother — "because I work harder in the field. If I'm away from my children, there's an extra weight that I have to do even better," she says.

Listen to the story here: www.npr.org/2018/03/09/591938105/mommy-you-can-do-that-navigating-work-life-balance-thousands-of-miles-from-home