The full time working mum vs the full time stay at home mum. The debate has been raging for years. Contradictory headlines splashed across the media wade in on whether either decision will harm your kids.
Part time work for mums can seem like the ever elusive dream. To many mums though it's a reality and can offer the perfect balance between working and raising a family.
When we think of parents taking a pay cut we often think of mothers having to give up careers. However, a recent study found that as many as 38 per cent of UK working dads would take a pay cut to spend more time at home with their children.
Who was it that said 'A mother’s place is in the wrong?' There’s no one who feels this more than a working mum. You feel guilty about not spending enough time with your child when you’re working and about not spending enough time at work because you have to rush back to look after your child.
At a time when we fight for gender equality, it is still more usual for mothers to stay at home and look after their children than fathers. Is the world just not ready for the stay at home dad?
The next time you feel dismissed for being ‘just a stay at home mum’ consider this - if there was a job advert for a stay at home mum, which set out all the working conditions, we bet hardly anyone would apply.