Heartwarming or guilt-tripping of working mums? You decide
Last month, the extent of the pay differences between men and women working in the United Kingdom was revealed for the first
The first meeting of my new post-kids freelance career took place at an upmarket private members club deep in the countryside. Suited, booted and over-prepared I navigated the car down the long entrance drive before promptly taking a wrong turn and ending up down a lane to the side of the car park....instead of in the car park itself.
So, I say high five to all those Insta-mums (aka business women providing for their families and sharing stories and making themselves heard) keep going. I imagine that it really stings when those you feel are your tribe are the first to criticise but take the Daily Mail headline as yet another example that you are leading the way.
As I was tagged in the photograph I was also receiving notifications of comments on this photograph of us beaming and relaxed at our friend's celebration. Most comments were complimentary and kind but after I had a notification from one of Adam's colleagues whom I have never met, my confidence was shattered in one click.
So, I've purchased a (rather bright pink) Peppa Pig rucksack and filled it with spare clothes, wipes, a sunhat, some suncream
A wife or partner trying to keep your house free from the never-ending mountains of washing, somehow keeping the fridge stocked with food, and the house as clean as possible. And you also have a career, where you need to juggle all the competing demands that everyone else faces on a daily basis.
Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be so hard! Yup, being a mummy has its challenges. I wouldn't change it