Apologies working parents needn’t make

Are you guilty of making any of these apologies? If so, you're not alone. But it might be time to stop.

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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.

1. Business call tantrums 2. Daycare pick-up 3. Messy house 4. Rescheduling meetings 5. Messy appearance
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5. Messy appearance. Your appearance has taken a backseat and you arrive at a meeting with only mascara on, your hair in a dishevelled bun and bags under your eyes because you’ve been up all night feeding baby. Wear this look with pride - you’re doing your absolute best for your family by being back at work. You rock mum!

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