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The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)
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Christine Armstrong
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The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

Christine Armstrong


9781472956224

Bloomsbury


Health & Self-Help;
Child care & upbringing;
Advice on careers & achieving success


Paperback

336 pages

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It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all. School summer holidays are still longer than our annual leave. Working mothers everywhere are tearing themselves apart, trying to meet the needs of their children, their relationships and their careers and too often feeling like they are failing. So is there a solution?

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to find a way forward, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone.

The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of the women who opened up about everything (and we mean everything) into a manifesto for happy professional families. Ignoring the glossy lives presented on social media, this book shows that, while it's not always pretty, working parents can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way.

By:   Christine Armstrong
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   512g
ISBN:   9781472956224
ISBN 10:   1472956222
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christine Armstrong is a writer, speaker and adviser to business leaders on the future of work. She is a contributing editor of Management Today, has three daughters and is, against her own advice, an active member of the PTA. christinearmstrong.com


A guided missile of a book, unflinching, practical and very funny. If you're a mother with a career (or ever want to be) and are beginning to get the feeling you've been conned, welcome to your manifesto. * Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO * Everything you ever wanted to know about working motherhood - and a whole load of stuff you really didn't want to know (but ought to). * Viv Groskop * A great mix of common sense and `best friend's guide' to work and motherhood. The truth is that the workforce has changed...and the workplace is trying to catch up. Sometimes individuals think that there is something wrong with them....this book helps put paid to that and is a good one to have by the bed alongside the parenting manuals! * Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise * Bloody good, I recommend it to all my clients. * Couples and sex therapist Karen Doherty *

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