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The Mother of All Jobs
- How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)
- By: Christine Armstrong
- Narrated by: Christine Armstrong
- Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to stop work or even work part-time. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard. From the broken breast pumps on business trips, to hiding chicken pox from the nursery, to the heartbreak when you come home and realise your baby smells of the childminder. When Christine Armstrong tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to make it work, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone.
Interesting and thought-provoking
- By Ellie Boot on 17-11-18
I wish I read this 5 years ago!
Everyone needs to read this - not just women vaguely thinking of having kids or working mums or even full-time mums - dads, managers, CEOs, and any member of society and work. It's a balanced, informative and well considered read, that's presented in a palatable way, and I'm already recommending it to just about everyone I meet.