Carol Smillie's Working Mum's Handbook
Carol Smillie manages to combine a hectic broadcasting career with bringing up her three young children - Christie, Robbie and Jodie. She knows all about the pleasures and pains of being a working mum. With the help of Eileen Fursland, she has put together this handbook, which looks at the practical problems and emotional issues that face all of us when we go back to work - whether we've been at home for six months or six years. The ideas and information in this book aim to help you to: achieve the work-life balance that is right for you and your family; get organised and managed your time at home and work; and know your rights to maternity leave and pay, parental leave and tax credits. In addition it offers advice on how to keep your family life and relationships happy and fulfilling; find a job about a career break; survive the nine to five; choose childcare to suit you and your child; streamline household chores, cooking and entertaining; and tackle the thorny issues like guilt, stress and sleep (or lack of it).
- Hardback | 144 pages
- 212 x 236mm | 490g
- 10 Apr 2003
- Ebury Publishing
- Virgin Books
- London, United Kingdom
'Having a baby is a joyful and life-changing experience. But going back to work while coping with the new responsibilities and priorities that come with having a family is a major challenge for any mother. Yet working mums receive no training in successfully confronting the practical problems and emotional issues that they will inevitably face'. Carol Smillie
About Eileen Fursland
Carol Smillie is a household name, known to the British public as the host of prime time BBC1 television shows Changing Rooms and Summer Holiday. Her life is a hectic one, juggling as she does the demands of a globe-trotting broadcasting career with those of raising three young children with her husband. Carol is a devoted, practical, proud working mum.