Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for parents. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but it’s actually a complicated societal issue with gender inequality at work, guilt
We’re so over the working mums vs stay at home mums debate – if that’s what you were expecting to read, you’ll be disappointed. At Mothers Who Work, we really aren’t advocates of pitching working mums against stay-at-home mums. But we do believe in showing mums how they can stay
Tell friends still stuck in a 9to5 job that you now work from home, and you’re guaranteed to get a few green-eyed looks and remarks. It’s a dream many of us have: managing our own time, balancing work with family and still making a decent living – sometimes more than
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Re-entering the workplace isn’t an easy task, especially if you’ve spent the past few years drowning in a sea of nappies, LEGO bricks and ABC books. In this technological age, becoming a valued member of the workforce could mean learning entirely new programmes and systems. It’s not so much a
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Arguably, engineering is still a field that makes most people think of one dominated by male workers. This is not surprising when the number of women going into the profession is still relatively low compared to their male counterparts. However, women are still following the engineer career path and enjoying
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