Having It All

Sorry, But Women Can't - And Shouldn't - Have It All

Nicola Appleton | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola Appleton

Who's in charge around here? I would like to make a complaint. I feel I have been mis-sold a concept. I was under the distinct impression that women could - and I quote - 'have it all.'

I Don't 'Have It All' and That's Just Fine!

Reneé Davis | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

If you are in my situation, with multiple children (all young and needy) and no family help or excess cash to pay for it, then you might feel the same as I do when told that you can 'have it all'. The career, the family, the success, the glory.

Is There Really a Glass Ceiling, or Is Motherhood Just More Rewarding Than a Career for Women?

Christina Franks | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

Now, aged 35, with many of my peers embarking on their first pregnancy, not to mention, for some of them, leadership roles, I feel compelled to take stock - to appreciate what I've achieved, consider where I'm going, and take a good hard look at what it is I really want from my life.

How Do You Do It - the Most Common Question Asked of Working Mums

Vicki Psarias | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

When we get to the crux of it, the context of the questioning is pretty anti-feminist and shoddy really (society/media's fault and the inequality of the workforce for mothers are to blame rather than the enquirer)...

Can Working Mothers Have It All?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

When I started work after having my second, I remember sitting in the shower room expressing for her and in my more melodramatic moments looking down and thinking that it was almost as if my breasts were crying milk for her.

Having it all as a Woman

Jayne Morris | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Yet, more than 100 years on and women are still not paid equally to men, not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally have a long way to go in terms of improving women's education, health and the presence of domestic violence. Can we really have it all?

The Pressure to Be Perfect

Julia Hartley-Brewer | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Hartley-Brewer

Feminism was supposed to be about enabling women (and men) to choose how they want to live their lives. Now, though, it has been twisted and distorted into a ridiculous expectation that every woman must be all she can be, to realise (or even exceed) her potential in every area.

Having it All as a Man

Jayne Morris | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

For both men and women to truly 'have it all' we need flexibility in the way we work so that we can take better care of our own needs and those of our children. This is vital not only to help prevent burnout of the workforce but also to prevent the burnout of our children.

Kim Kardashian and Other Celebrity Mums Have a Right to Enter the Debate on Women Having It All

Sheila Hageman | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Can a woman have a successful career and balance a family at the same time? Yes, of course she can, but there are going to be challenges; there are going to be sacrifices. We all know that. No matter which "work" we decide to focus on, kids or outside-the-home job, we are going to have questions about whether we are making the right choices.

How One Woman Is Sticking Two Fingers Up At The Idea Of 'Having It All'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2014 women are expected not only to bring home the bacon, but cook it and clear the table after everyone has eaten. Not only is it confusing, but i...

Rapture, Blister, Burn: The Voice for Our Generation

Rebecca Myers | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Myers

Enter stage left Gina, a playwright whose brainchild Rapture, Blister, Burn previewed this week at the Hampstead Theatre, and, under the umbrella of the 'can women have it all' debate, simultaneously discussed housewifery, porn, casual sex, families, feminism, marriage, careers, submission, and everything in between.

Nobody Asks Whether Men Can 'Have it All'

Francesca Day | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Day

Too often childcare and the running of family life are still seen as primarily the mother's responsibility. Mothers who return to work immediately after having a baby, leaving the baby in the care of their husband or another family member, are labelled "bad mothers". The term "bad father", by contrast, is very rarely used.

Having it All - The Career, The Kids and Your Sanity

Kate Thompson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

The trick is, to not feel the pressure from all sides, but instead to accept that you can have it all as long as you have help. If giving up work to have children is what's important to you, then do it. If you don't want to give up work but do want to give your children enough of your time, then look at working part time or taking some time off before going back to work.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Edith Bowman

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

One Of Britain's 'Most Powerful Women' Reveals Her Version Of Wellbeing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In the third installment of our interviews with Third Metric panellists, who are discussing how we need to introduce wellbeing as a measure of success...

Goodbye Work-Life Balance: Let's Embrace Work-Life Integration

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Work-life balance is, in my view, a pretty retro concept. The expression was first used in 1970s England, then crossed the pond to 1980s America to package up the predicament of workers putting in increasing hours. And it never really evolved.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Liz Earle, Cosmetics Guru And Businesswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

Tracey Emin Says She Wouldn't Have Had Same Success If She'd Had Kids

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial artist Tracey Emin said she does not think she would have had the same success if she had had a family. Emin, who turned 50 last week...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Dawn Elson, Head Of Engineering At Gatwick

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Zaggora Co-Founder Dessi Bell

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

Can I Have It All? If So, Do I Have Enough Cupboard Space?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

A fundamental question discussed in all forms of media is "Can I have it all?". At the micro level, the answer can be best illustrated in the Pickwick household through the topic of cake. The Pickwick family are fans of cake, setting upon it like a pack of hyenas around a decaying carcass, wherever it can be found. Mrs Pickwick however is a woman for whom cake and guilt are regular bed fellows, convinced that cake will be her downfall but at the same time enjoying the descent.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: HuffPost UK Editor-In-Chief Carla Buzasi

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

Why Consumer Culture Must Shoulder Some Blame for the Riots

Steve McKevitt | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Steve McKevitt

I believe that the riots were, in part at least, a consequence of keeping people in a permanently dissatisfied state and persuading them that their lives will be improved by owning something they haven't got, can't afford and almost certainly don't need.

Nobody Can Have It All, and That's OK

Peter Blair | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Blair

Not only is it true that we men need to man up and start contributing more both outside work and to the debate, but everyone needs to accept the hard truth that regardless of sex we're all trying to do too much. Nobody can have it all.

We've Got Everything We Want - So Why Are We So Bloody Miserable?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

We are living through a time of endless choice and unlimited convenience. Whether we're deciding on cars, mobile phones, holidays or simply which sandwich to have for lunch, the range of available options can be genuinely overwhelming. Yet with so much effort dedicated to giving us what we want, and enjoying unprecedented levels of income, entertainment, and calories as 21st century Britons, we don't appear any happier for it. In return for having Everything Now, we have to work harder and longer. According to the TUC, UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, so it's no surprise that unhappiness at work is often cited as a major cause of this broader discontent.