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

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

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to stop work or even work part-time. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard. From the broken breast pumps on business trips, to hiding chickenpox from the nursery, to the heart... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781472956224
Barcode 9781472956224
Published 9 October 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Armstrong, Christine
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ISBN-13 9781472956224
ISBN-10 1472956222
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Green Tree
Publication Date 9 October 2018
International Publication Date 6 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Armstrong, Christine
Category Working Patterns & Practices
Child Care & Upbringing: Advice
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 512g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Working mothers - Anecdotes, Motherhood - Anecdotes, Work and family
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 650.10852
Catalogue Code 938007

Description of this Book

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to stop work or even work part-time. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard. From the broken breast pumps on business trips, to hiding chickenpox from the nursery, to the heartbreak when you come home and realise your baby smells of the childminder. When Christine Armstrong tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to make it work, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. These are the stories of the women who shared everything (and we mean, everything) and what they want you to know. The Mother of All Jobs ignores the glossy lives presented on social media and in magazines to show that, while it's not always pretty, working mothers can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way. As practical as What to Expect When You`re Expecting and as human as Bridget Jones' Diary, this book is grounded in real stories that every working parent can relate to, cringe at and learn from.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Bloody good, I recommend it to all my clients. - Couples and sex therapist Karen Doherty
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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

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