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.
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.
Work from home is a great option for parents, providing flexibility to juggle work and family life. However, it’s best to take steps to make sure that the lines between the two don’t blur and you end up feeling frazzled.
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.