Who cares?

Who cares?

Who cares? Well, somebody has got to. As my husband raced out of the house to an important meeting, he looked at me apologetically and said, I’m sorry to leave you to deal with all the waste products. He was referring to our daughter’s vomit and the cat’s stinking wee, which I’d just trodden in … […]

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Quality time with teenagers?

Quality time with teenagers?

I am not going to with a Mother of the Year award by admitting this, but there are a number of activities that I just didn’t enjoy when my children were small. These are probably the top three from my not-exhaustive list… Painting You get all the painting kit out, they daub for approximately 30 […]

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Women not born yesterday

Women not born yesterday

Jean Rogers on why t4w must live on. For me, one of the great things about Totally4Women’s founder, Carolyn, was she had all the understanding and the energy of a woman, not born yesterday. To see the need, conceive the idea and build a website totally for women was inspired, and it is imperative that […]

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The never-ending chaos of motherhood

The never-ending chaos of motherhood

The Chaos of Motherhood: Another blissful 24 hours! 12.45am Gloriously asleep, it’s a hot night, I’m tired and then, really like a dream, two figures appear on the threshold of my room: daughter and boyfriend, who stays with us. They’re in their ‘jamas holding hands and requesting Raid, the noxious insect killer spray. I stir, […]

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Mothers leaving work rather than behave like men

Mothers leaving work rather than behave like men

Middle-class working mothers are leaving work because they are unwilling to behave like men, according to a research paper co-written by a University of Leicester management expert and a senior television producer. Mothers in professional and managerial jobs are expected to stay late or get in early even if they have negotiated reduced working hours, […]

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