The wailing sound of your human alarm clock at 6am is painful at the best of times. Throw that on top of only 4 hours sleep and the smell of warm vomit in your hair and you’ve got the glamorous life of Motherhood. Is it surprising that 60% of respondents to a Mumsnet survey said they had put their careers on hold after having children.
Whether you’re returning to work after your maternity leave or you’re coming back now your youngest has started secondary school, getting back into the swing of work can be daunting. With time away from your job, it can be extremely difficult to slide back into your role. With the challenge of dealing with sleepless nights, deadlines and juggling childcare it’s no surprise to learn that six in ten mothers say they find returning to work extremely challenging.
Stats released by the Office of National Statistics have shown that only one in ten mothers are stay at home mums. The number of stay at home mums have dropped by a third in the past twenty years. With more mums than ever getting back to work and climbing the career ladder post baby, juggling families, life and work has become a tough routine.