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Still relevant and still funny in 2017
on 11 January 2018
This was written years ago, about a mum of very young children who also has a high flying job. As the main bread winner she allows herself to prioritise work a little more than is manageable - then spends the rest of her guilt ridden time trying to be the best mother and wife possible. With such lofty goals and tremendous obstacles in all aspects of life, she feels like she falls short of the mark at everything.
She never has any time for herself. The kids come first, then the job, then the husband, then her. Ring a bell?!
This is an amusing book, but I found it scarily realistic. I'm no high flyer but I'm a working mum and it all just rang too true.
On a serious note it made me realise that actually we havent made that much progress in the past 2 decades - i still feel like a skiver if I need to leave work early for child care!
This is chick lit obviously, but it's well written and I'd heartily recommend it to all you working mum's out there.