What does a father do when he can’t balance work and family life? As gender roles have become more fluid and men become more active on the domestic front, this has become an issue that increasing numbers of families face.
This is a public service announcement. I want to let you know about a new series I am about to launch on Dadbloguk looking at work life balance.
Balancing work and family life can be difficult for any working mum or dad. Ensuring you can meet your obligations to your employer while being around for your children is never easy and it was this struggle that ultimately lead to me leaving paid employment. Flexible working is becoming more and more common and recent
Several years ago, I gave up my career and left full time employment. The reasons are complex, but I found I couldn’t balance fatherhood and family life. After years of writing this blog and engaging with mums and dads, I know I’m not the only man who feels this way.
The introduction of shared parental leave was never going to be easy because it requires a huge shift in the UK’s working culture. A couple of years down the line, the law of unintended consequences seems to have come into play causing a hiccup or two.