I love, and by love, I mean ‘hate’ the constant attacks by (I’m gonna say it! Mostly male!) commenters about how women who have children in care are all lazy people trying to fund an upperclass lifestyle.
Because, yes, two incomes are an utter luxury, not a necessity to avoid eviction in a relatively crappy house.
I was about to say the same thing. Why are so many people intent on attacking mother’s who return to work. My child is an IVF child completely and utterly wanted but I still had to return to work and it wasn’t to fund a lifestyle I couldn’t afford it was in order to live. I thought this article was really great. I liked one thought on it I had heard from another article making child care a tax deduction because it is a legitimate working expense.
Great article but oh oh oh never read the comments, never read the comments! (except here, comments are good here).
I was shocked when my friends all started to have babies in Canberra and I heard people lamenting how you have to go on years-long waitlists to get kids into any childcare centre (let alone preferred childcare centres). I get so cranky when I hear Abbott say yet again that he wants to encourage more women back into the workforce, guess what buddy, women (AND men) need to feel ok about leaving their kids somewhere while they work and it needs to be when their work hours are! This is not rocket science!