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Author Armstrong, Christine (Business advisor), author.

Title The mother of all jobs : how to have children and a career and stay sane(ish) / Christine Armstrong.

Publication Info. London : Green Tree, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 306.8743 ARM    Coming Soon
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf.
Description xv, 320 pages ; 20 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-313) and index.
Contents Introduction: The parent crunch--why I've written this book -- My story -- I love my job but is it time I settled down and thought about kids? -- Wow, I feel like I've totally lost control and don't know who I am anymore -- Right, I need to get back to word -- I've always been able to cope with everything, so why do my kids make me so crazy? -- How com I fell lonely even though I'm surrounded by people all the time? -- Help, I think I've done a crap job of raising my child -- Alpha/beta, the pros and cons of dads as lead parent -- Solo -- Why does dealing with school turn me into a child? -- Help, my teenager is causing problems -- What to the dads think? -- The questions people ask me -- Conclusions.
Summary "Have you ever looked at the lengthy school holiday dates and silently screamed in desperation? Have you gone part time yet are still doing a full-time workload? Have you ever been too afraid to ask about maternity benefits or flexible working? Do you constantly feel guilty about missing school events and secretly envious of other mums at the school gates who seem to be doing it all better than you? If any (or all) of the above rings true for you, you are NOT alone. While the demands of work are increasing with longer working hours and more pressure to remain 'switched on' to our phones and computers, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare have stayed the same. Something has got to change before we all reach breaking point. The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of women who opened up about their experiences into a manifesto to help working parents thrive"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Working mothers -- Anecdotes.
Motherhood -- Anecdotes.
Work and family -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
ISBN 1472956257

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