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The Mother of All Jobs


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The Mother of All Jobs is about the battle to make modern working parenting actually work. If not for our own sanity, then perhaps for our children's.

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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.


A guided missile of a book, unflinching, practical and very funny. If you're a mother with a career (or ever want to be) and are beginning to get the feeling you've been conned, welcome to your manifesto. * Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO *
a wonderfully reassuring, inspiring and practical guide to the reality of making it work * The Pool *
Everything you ever wanted to know about working motherhood - and a whole load of stuff you really didn't want to know (but ought to). * Viv Groskop *
A must-read for those juggling a career with the school run. * Good Housekeeping *
This empowering read is a manifesto to guide you through * Mother & Baby *
A funny, realistic take on combining a job with small children from a woman who has been there and done it * Happiful *
A great mix of common sense and 'best friend's guide' to work and motherhood. The truth is that the workforce has changed...and the workplace is trying to catch up. Sometimes individuals think that there is something wrong with them....this book helps put paid to that and is a good one to have by the bed alongside the parenting manuals! * Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO, Timewise *
Bloody good, I recommend it to all my clients. * Couples and sex therapist Karen Doherty *
A breath of fresh air and a call to action ... essential reading for any woman trying to balance work with family life -- Eleanor Mills * Sunday Times *
There's a rare honesty to Christine Armstrong's book about working motherhood, which is incredibly refreshing - and reassuring -- Hattie Brett * Grazia *
Reassuringly honest, wise and compassionate - a book for any working parents who feel alone in their struggles. * Natasha Lunn, Red *
Christine Armstrong can help you get through with your sanity intact * Daily Telegraph *
(A) hard-headed but warm-hearted guide to how not to screw up the transition from work to the... reality of life with small children * Mslexia *
Ideal for those mums-to-be who are taking a leap from their established careers into the world of blood tests and check-ups, labour wards and nappies, for the first time * Gurgle *
Brings together wisdom from all walks of life... this book shows parents how to cope * B Baby Magazine *
Says it all * Erika Davies *
This book is absolutely f***ing incredible * Hannah Gale *
Incredibly refreshing - and reassuring * Grazia *

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