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How Working Mothers Can Ditch The Act In 2020 And Bring Their Authentic Selves To Work

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null In this year’s edition of Motherly’s State of Motherhood survey, a small but significant number (10%) of mothers cited employer conditions not being conducive to working and parenting for a variety of reasons, including the work culture not being supportive. Fewer than 1-in-10 (9%) feel that becoming a mother has helped them in their career and the majority of those (59%) say they have felt that way since their child was a baby, indicating that this empowering is coming from within, rather than the workplace recognizing and validating the contributions of working moms. Many of the women surveyed are […]

Laura Newell: Juggle of working mums offers reason for a G&T on Friday | The West Australian

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The sweet sounds of ice falling into a tall glass, the gentle splash of gin followed by the whoosh of rising bubbles from the tonic are at times the only things between me and insanity. Life as a working parent ain’t easy. It’s not a unique story, there are millions of us out here plugging away day after day just trying to make it to home time without completely losing it with a child, workmate, partner or unsuspecting bystander. It could be the third nappy blowout of the day all over that shirt you’ve just ironed for your big meeting, […]

Working mums what’s the secret — MoneySavingExpert Forum

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Still knitting! Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies … Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman’s hat, about to start another cardigan! Still knitting! Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, […]

Why we should all quit being “working mums”

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It’s hard work being a “working mum”. Working mums have to be organised, deal with mum-guilt, carry that mental load, be successful at work, nurture their children, and who knows what else. Plus, we seem to be in a endless competition with “stay at home mums”. It led me to think: “Is there really a difference between being a ‘worker’ and ‘mum’ or “working mum”? The answer, frankly, is yes. Let me share this story for context: Recently, I was helping out at my son’s Joey Scout group, where ten 5-7 year olds go nuts for an hour and do […]

Almost Three Quarters Of Working Mums REFUSED Furlough – Netmums

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Almost three quarters of working mums REFUSED furlough First published on Monday 18 January 2021 Last modified on Tuesday 19 January 2021 Share on Facebook Share disabled Share on Twitter Share disabled Share on Pinterest Share disabled Share on WhatsApp Share disabled Lucy Dixon A poll of 50,000 people found that 71% of working mums have been refused furlough by their employers, meaning many are having to juggle work and homeschooling or take unpaid leave. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small amount of money if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All […]

Working mothers now too busy to join parent teacher associations, leading headmistress says

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Working mothers are now too busy to join Parent Teacher Associations, a leading headmistress has said, as people are now less “community minded” than they used to be. Over the past two decades, there has been a steady decline in attendance of PTA meetings and this is partly down to more women having high-flying careers, according to Sue Hincks who head of Bolton School Girls’ Division. She said that while we should celebrate the fact that women are now more likely to be the breadwinners of the family than in previous generations, it also means that they have far less […]

The mealtime struggle that inspired these working mums to create revolutionary toddler invention

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Boots online is the latest store to stock children’s cutlery business Doddl – after just 18 months of trading from the Gloucestershire firm. The high street giant joins an impressive list of retailers, including Amazon UK, Amazon Europe and Kiddicare, with stockists spanning across France, Spain, Denmark, UAE, China, Hong Kong and Australia. Siblings Rosie Phelps-Goggin, 39, and Catherine Dodd, 38, came up with the concept in September 2013, after struggling to coordinate mealtimes between their young children. Click to playTap to play The video will start in Cancel Play now As two working mums they wanted to develop a […]

Working mothers twice as likely to lose or quit jobs than working fathers during COVID

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New research highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on already disadvantaged groups including working mothers, those with disabilities and ethnic minority employees. A new report by Accenture, a professional services group, highlights that the global pandemic has worsened pre-existing inequalities in the workplace. One group that have experienced such difficulties are working mothers. The research highlights that working mothers have always been held back in their work, experiencing a 7 per cent pay penalty compared to their colleagues without children by the age of 42. However, COVID-19 has exacerbated this as mothers are spending almost two extra hours (1.9) a […]

UK’s best employers for working mothers and families

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Four members of the professional services industry have been listed in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families ranking. The UK list, compiled annually by the Working Families group, commended Deloitte, EY, Oliver Wyman and financial services firm UBS AG for their flexibility to accommodate employees with families. The Top 30 Employers for Working Families were unveiled at the annual National Work Life Week Conference hosted in London, during October. Established by Working Families in 2010, the benchmark is UK-wide and open to all Working Families’ employer members, having been launched as a method for employers to see whether they […]

Do better on behalf of working mothers

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In long-term care facilities, privacy is often at a premium for residents and employees. But when it comes to nursing mothers, I heard a story recently that made my hair stand on edge. To back up, let’s make sure we’re clear on the basics of pumping. Plastic cups are strapped onto one’s breasts and a machine suctions away the milk into bottles. If it sounds a) uncomfortable b) something you’d like privacy for and c) something that makes you feel like a dairy cow, you have a basic sense of what’s involved. Amazingly, somehow the last doesn’t mean a maintenance […]