I spent the evening with some girlie mates on Saturday, we're a mixed bag which is why we compliment each other so well. We have one that will listen, one that gives an honest opinion, one that you can call from anywhere in the world and she will help, the list goes on but it's comforting to know we all offer something different.
There is an undeniable amount of pressure on working mothers to fulfil a new role that has been developed over the past twenty or so years. And curiously enough this role has been created by women themselves.
It is a parenting debate as old as ‘breast is best’, and it seems the working mum versus stay-at-home mum argument is rearing
Sometimes my world feels as though it's become very small, but today I don't feel quite so insignificant after all.
I admit, I miss the income I once had. I would like to make a greater contribution to the household budget. This, however, is partly down to the age of our children. Our youngest daughter starts school next year and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Until that time, I am quite happy with how things are. My wife is free to concentrate on her career while I have taken on the main responsibility for looking after the children.
'It will take some adjustment.'
For many considering becoming a stay-at-home parent, one worry that may prevent them from taking the plunge is money. Going
The parenting world, especially the early years environment, is very heavily biased towards mums. If you are male and going to enter that world and thrive, you have to be a thick skinned, confident individual. Far from being emasculated, you have to be tough and very sure of your masculinity.
Stay. At. Home. Do not pass go. Do not collect tax credits. You are no longer interesting enough to leave your house. Did you forget that you were supposed to 'do it all', the name of the game was to 'have it all', and now you are 'nothing much at all'?
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Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.
The debate over whether mothers are happier going back to work or staying at home has been reignited in recent weeks with
Being a stay-at-home mum is easy, right? You don't have to do a proper job and you can watch children's telly and drool over the TV presenters. That's what you'd think reading the papers this week anyway.