This post was prompted by the Writing Workshop on the Sleep Is For The Weak blog.
One day parents will really be able to balance working with spending time with their children.
One day there will be a part time job for anyone who wants one. Jobs which make full use of mums’ (lets face it it’s usually the mum) skills, expertise and training. Jobs with an equal status to full time jobs and that pay the same rate per hour.
One day schools will teach kids how to be their own bosses so they will know there is more to working life than the employment career ladder. Lets give kids more flexible work options and prove that running your own business isn’t just for hard boiled macho blokes in suits.
One day companies will make full use of not-so-new-anymore technologies so that more of use can work remotely. Then we’ll be able to work more flexibly and our work will have less impact on the environment (less travel, less fuel).
One day childcare won’t be so outrageously expensive that a parent with two or more pre-schoolers can’t afford to work.
One day the media will stop flogging the tired ‘old working mum vs stay at home mum’ debate. It isn’t a straightforward choice between one and the other, many of us juggle both options and we change the way we work (or don’t work) as our children get older. We don’t sit around arguing about which is best – we just get on with what works for our family. And we support each other in our choices.
One day women will refuse to compromise either their career or their family time and will start their own businesses so they can do both. Hang on, that’s already happening!
Do you have any more? Post me a comment…
3 Replies to “One Day…”
Yep, totally agreed with all of that. Great post. Just arguing right now about my return to work after number two.
I completely agree.
I’d like to see more opportunities for mums to work from home remotely through the internet, that acknowledges and utilizes the amazing variety of skills and talents we have, and that doesn’t penalises us for being ‘just a mum’.
Thanks Josie and Theresa. As I do my research for this blog I’m always amazed by how talented, creative and determined mums are. It’s such a wasted opportunity if we aren’t given the chance to do work that fits around our families.