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Dad doing homework with his toddler son
“Dad, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay with you.” “My boy, Daddy needs to go to work.” “Why?” “So that we can have money for... everything.” “Can you pick me up early then?” “No, I have to work” “Why?” This is the occasional tearful exchange that I’ve had with my boys...
african-mother-in-science
There are a number of discussions to be had about women scientists in Africa: why there are so few, for instance; or how more can be drawn into science, technology, engineering and maths careers. And, crucially, how can existing women researchers be retained once they’ve embarked on scientific careers...
teddy in suitcase due to mommy guilt
When you give birth to a baby, nobody warns you that you have just signed up to a lifetime of guilt. If it’s not something you’ve done or something you didn’t do, it’s something you think you’ve done. Your self-condemnation will be the result of an all-expenses-paid guilt trip,...
dad helping to be a rather figure
These days, the idea of the hard-working, emotionally distant and frequently absent father figure seems like a caricature from the past. During the past few decades, the discussion has moved beyond the father as only the breadwinner to encompass other styles of fathering variously described as “new”, “involved”, “active”...
supermom
Today I wished I could transport back to the 1920’s and just be the housewife feminists fought so hard for us not be. You see, I am a working mom. But, who are we kidding? Whether you have a career and kids, or you are a stay-at-home mom –...
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