I’m taking my nanny on holidays, and you should too
Yesterday, RendezView (a NewsCorp site) published my article on why parents should budget in help (if possible) when going on a family holiday. My husband and I will be taking our kids' nanny along with us when we go away next year for a week, and it's one of the best decisions we've ever made.
Here's a little from the article:
The reality is that raising kids is hard. It’s surprising and wonderful and difficult all in one, and if we, as a society, keep pretending that it doesn’t take a toll on women emotionally, all we’re doing is subjecting the next generation of mothers to the same outdated and unreasonable expectations of what motherhood is, or should be.
The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is true, and by enlisting help, I find I am able to spend quality and meaningful time with my kids.
I wanted to share this with you because I know from personal experience how much pressure mothers put on themselves -- and how much pressure is put on mothers by society. It's important to speak out about this, even if to make just one other working mum feel a little less guilty.