Her mother-in-law helps out tremendously, and Dr. Johnsonbaugh says that when it’s time to work, she dedicates herself to that role fully. “There’s a lot of balance, and I try not to have the guilt if I can’t be there for everything. I love my work and hope that’s a model for my daughters,” she says.
She has also taken on the role of speaking for a contact lens manufacturer, and she selects her speaking opportunities carefully. “I don’t travel when my daughters have something going on. And when I am traveling, it’s for 24 hours. The girls can handle 24 hours, and they’re excited about where I’m going and the fact that they’ll have a movie night with daddy while I’m gone.”