The Parent Project: The day I saw my future in a fridge

The thought of going on maternity leave is frightening. But the alternative is no more appealing.

How the hell do you process the potential impact of a child on your career?  Everyone who has kids tells you that the child will be The Most Important Thing in Your Life. On one level know you that they are - they must be - right.  But when you are waddling around with a bump and a hypothetical baby timed to arrive at some unspecified time in the middle distance, you cannot reframe your life to such a hypothetical change. So reviewing the impact of the baby on your job is very scary. For me, the much-publicised Fawcett Society report that concludes that being a mum has a devastating impact on earnings is not reassuring. I’ve decided against reading it, but assume that it concludes in equally negative terms on progression, advancement and career-satisfaction...[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

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The Parent Project: The day I saw my future in a fridge

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