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#working parents

# working-parents - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Cold sweats, guilt trips and Sunday Night Fear: The reality of life as a working parent

Ignoring Gwyneth Paltrow is essential for survival, writes Ciara McDonnell.

# working-parents - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Column: Why am I working purely to keep my foot in the door?

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the land of working parents – there’s not much of the pay cheque left after crèche fees, commute and (caffeine) subsistence.

# working-parents - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# working-parents - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren’t we all too busy, anyway, to have time to judge one another?

# working-parents - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

# working-parents - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Childcare costs two-child families €16,500 annually

The cost of full-time childcare for families ranges from €730 to €1,100 per month.

# working-parents - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Column: Baby v Career – how to pick a path through the minefield of working motherhood

Throughout the eventful months of pregnancy, and amid all the changes a new baby brings, one question can remain the hardest to answer: “Will you be returning to work?”, writes Sarah Crown.