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The Mother of All Jobs

by Christine Armstrong


The Mother of All Jobs is a timely compendium of testimonies from working mothers about the challenges they face both at home and work.  A vital contribution to a long-overdue debate. Inspiring, reassuring and indignant, Christine’s collection is a bracing blast of common sense and reasoned argument.

Have you ever looked at the lengthy school holiday dates and silently screamed in desperation? Have you gone part time yet are still doing a full-time workload? Have you ever been too afraid to ask about maternity benefits or flexible working? Do you constantly feel guilty about missing school events and secretly envious of other mums at the school gates who seem to be doing it all better than you?

If any (or all) of the above rings true for you, you are NOT alone. While the demands of work are increasing with longer working hours and more pressure to remain ‘switched on’ to our phones and computers, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare have stayed the same. Something has got to change before we all reach breaking point. The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of women who opened up about their experiences into a manifesto to help working parents thrive.

Holly chatted to Christine as part of our SME:SOS Interviews with the Experts.  In this refreshingly open conversation they talk about the challenges parents face when balancing children and a Job.  Their conversation will make you realise that it’s impossible to be everything to everyone.


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  • 336 pages

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