Work-Life Balance: How One Mum is Doing is Differently Third Time Around

Louise Chunn has edited the Guardian’s Women’s pages, Elle, InStyle and Good HouseKeeping. Her high powered career meant that, as a single mum, she relied on nannies. Now, though, she has gone freelance and her third child is benefitting from being dropped off and collected from school by mum. In an article for the Guardian, Louise says, “Regrets, I have a few – but the truth is, for most of my full-time working mother life I did not have the “luxury” of chucking in the towel when family problems impinged. I was a single mother with no immediate family in this country and I was expected to (and felt it right that I should) fend for myself. ”

She concludes with a little advice for every working mum, saying, “I wouldn’t deny any other woman the chance to step into my working-day stilettos, but I would softly whisper, “Are you sure that it’s the right thing to do, for everyone, and not just you?”

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