The workforce is changing and is slowing becoming more flexible. Working parents, Mums and Dads, are changing the face of it but are we guilty of being too hard on ourselves?.
According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the latest data collected in 2011 found that over 65 per cent of maternal mothers worked outside the family home, and this figure is expected to be significantly higher today.
An estimated 90 per cent of Dads also worked outside the home.
Over the period 1991-2011, there was no increase in the percentage of families with two full-time employed parents.
The most significant change in family-level employment over this period was the increase in the percentage of families with one parent employed full-time and the other part-time. In most cases it was the mother working part-time.