Motherlode blogger Lisa Belkin has worked for The New York Times since the two of us graduated Princeton in 1982--and, except for an updated hairstyle, she looks almost exactly the same. (That twinkle in her eye is characteristic.) She may call herself "an unbalanced mom," the self-deprecating subtitle of her 2003 book Life's Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom, but she's struck an impressive balance between her life as a writer and her life as a mother of two teenage sons. Now a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, she spent nearly a decade as the Life's Work columnist for the Times, exploring the balance (or imbalance) of home and work. In addition to Life's Work, she has written books about doctors facing ethical dilemmas (First, Do No Harm, 1994) and about battles over public housing and segregation in Yonkers (Show Me A Hero, 2000). For old times' sake, she agreed to answer our questions about glamour and motherhood.