My latest article is “Staying at home for the love of it” over at Essential Baby:
Whether you find yourself to be career or family focused may end up being dictated more by circumstances than by your whim, and to pretend otherwise ignores a whole bunch of barriers and unrealised potential. Returning to work within a year of the birth of each of my children shows ambition, but more accurately it also shows financial need and part-time work opportunities. Had either or both of those been missing from my life I may have made different choices. And from that you might have deduced I wasn’t ambitious; I may have even told myself the same thing.