Can you get any work done when your kids are around?
Essential Kids members and full-time working mothers share their tips on how they juggle work, children, and getting everyone up and out the door every morning. On time!
Petra Hilton is doing what the government would like thousands of other single parents to do. She balances raising her son, Tobias, with working 20 hours a week in administration for a food manufacturing company, while studying logistics to carve out a career path for herself within the firm.
Justine Davies challenges the media reports today that are labelling working parents as guilty of not spending enough time with their children.
Forget The Hunger Games. A much more brutal and devastating battle is raging - the mummy wars.
Why this star epitomises the backlash against working mums.
For those parents who have to deal with all of the other daily stresses, and work outside the home as well, there’s the extra work stress that gets added into the mix - and the fear that they aren't getting any dowtime just to play with their kids.
Working mums feeling guilty for not spending enough time cooking can rest easy. Research shows they are no less likely to provide healthy meals for their children.
While holiday care is usually juggled by parents using a mix of relatives, friends and commercial programs, it is typically women who opt out of paid work or take lower-status, less-secure jobs to cover the eight-week gap between a worker's annual leave and 12 weeks of school holidays.
Don't worry, career mothers, your children are on the right track, writes Kim Kind.
Fathers are finding smarter ways to mix work and family life, writes Kath Lockett.