The stuff no one tells you about having children, a career and your sanity

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I thought I knew who I was. A career person. Capable. In control. Social: great friends. Interested in fashion and books and yoga (albeit in a very lazy way). Married to a good bloke. I thought I knew just what life was like.

Then we had a baby.

It turned out I had no idea who I was. I was a rubbish mother. And pretty shit at work. I never saw my friends. Or my husband. Our house was a tip. It felt like I’d never sleep again. I started to seriously question my sanity.

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My manifesto for happy, professional families.

Other women must know how to have jobs and kids, right?! So I interviewed over a hundred women on how they made it work. Assuming the ideas would be obvious and that I was just a moron. Only their answers turned out complicated. Very specific. And it turns out that a lot of them thought they were failures too.

This book is about what they said. And what they wished they had known. And what they want you to know, so that you never think its just you that feels this way.

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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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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 Founder, mumsnet.com
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