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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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

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. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and thought-provoking

  • By Ellie Boot on 17-11-18

Excellent book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

This book is aimed at those with high flying careers and how to juggle this alongside children - small or large. However it also makes a much bigger point about modern day society and how woman are still far from equal in the workplace and that being quite impossible in the existing framework for home/work set in another era. The question is can we really “have it all” with being utterly exhausted and still knowing who the kids are. Brilliant book. I enjoyed it so much that I listened and then bought the paperback. High end career or not, every mother and Mum to be should listen and take note!

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