Power Maternity Leave Is The Latest Way To Make New Mums Feel Incompetent
Feeling pretty good about your work-life balance? Aww, how cute. Feel inadequate again with this new pseudo-trend: "mumpreneurs" who go on "power maternity leave" by taking advantage of all that free time a lady has directly before and after she pushes another human body out of her vagina to start their own maternity sportswear lines and vintage-inspired bridal boutiques.
According to Stylist, "Time out after a baby can feel like a step off the career ladder, but a growing number of women are using it to reinvent their work lives....a period away from work can be hugely positive – time to learn a language, take up a hobby or, as more and more women are doing, start a new business."
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Anna Claeys: Maternity-Leave 'Mumtrepeneurs'? Get Real
Above all, it's a class issue. The idea of lounging around during your maternity leave, spending the morning in coffee shops with other mums - having enough time to quit your job and create a business plan - just screams high-income husbands, supportive and available family members, pre-school daycare and nannies.
Lana Citron: Mumpreneurs - The Only Way Forward!
Four and a half months in and I am finding having a decent telephone conversation hard enough, never mind a full night's sleep. So why would a mere mortal mother bother to compare herself with a mumpreneur?
Jill Lawson: Seven Habits of Highly Unhealthy People
A habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. We all love to aspire to practicing good habits, yet it is much easier to recognize and identify with the bad ones.
Filed by Brogan Driscoll