One of the most popular blog posts on Parent Work Thrive is what I’ve learnt from being a third-generation working mum. In this interview my mother describes what it was like to combine a career and a family in the 80s and 90s and we discuss how much has really changed.
There's been discussion online recently about flexible working and whether employers can offer it instead of a pay rise. This idea makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and I've been trying to analyse why
For any first-generation working mums who are feeling embattled or discouraged - here is my letter from the future. My mother worked, her mother worked. Here is what I’ve learnt and why it’s helped me...
Just as women have had to carve out a space in the male world of work (a project that is still ongoing!), dads are now carving out an equal role in the domestic/ childcare sphere. And there is more we could be doing to help them.
Working dads have been in the news recently - and it feels as though something new is happening. Are we seeing a cultural shift as a new generation of dads emerges who believe in equality at home and work?