I am reposting this in the hopes that some of you, who are working/career mothers, will have some advice for this dedicated mother.
Did anyone watch ‘The replacement’ on BBC last month? It was a three part thriller about maternity leave, and promised to explore ‘the darker side of working woman, motherhood and the issues that arise from making “the right choice”. It was brilliant, tense, but disappointed me at the end when the lead character appeared to have given up her career in order to stay at home, after defending her position as a working mother throughout the whole drama. I felt a bit cheated, and disappointed that the writers had deemed that the only way the character could bond and cope with motherhood (she appeared to have problems in previous episodes with this) was to give up her job.
Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with either staying at home, working, or anywhere in between. Whatever works, works. But it did get me thinking, CAN you have it all?
I went back…
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