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It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all. School summer holidays are still longer than our annual leave. Working mothers everywhere are tearing themselves apart, trying to meet the needs of their children, their relationships and their careers and too often feeling like they are failing. So is there a solution? When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to find a way forward, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of the women who opened up about everything (and we mean everything) into a manifesto for happy professional families. Ignoring the glossy lives presented on social media, this book shows that, while it's not always pretty, working parents can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way.
A guided missile of a book, unflinching, practical and very funny. If you're a mother with a career (or ever want to be) and are beginning to get the feeling you've been conned, welcome to your manifesto. - Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO
a wonderfully reassuring, inspiring and practical guide to the reality of making it work - The Pool
Everything you ever wanted to know about working motherhood - and a whole load of stuff you really didn't want to know (but ought to). - Viv Groskop
A must-read for those juggling a career with the school run. - Good Housekeeping
A great mix of common sense and `best friend's guide' to work and motherhood. The truth is that the workforce has changed...and the workplace is trying to catch up. Sometimes individuals think that there is something wrong with them....this book helps put paid to that and is a good one to have by the bed alongside the parenting manuals! - Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise
Bloody good, I recommend it to all my clients. - Couples and sex therapist Karen Doherty
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Green Tree an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Green Tree an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||Gift Books, Lifestyle & Health, Mind & Body,|
|Categories:||Advice on careers & achieving success, Child care & upbringing,|
Christine Armstrong is a writer, speaker and adviser to business leaders on the future of work. She is a contributing editor of Management Today, has three daughters and is, against her own advice, an active member of the PTA. christinearmstrong.comMore About Christine Armstrong