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‘My new role as ‘just’ a stay-at-home mum is the hardest job I’ve ever had’


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by Lisa Nolan
14th Apr 2021

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Lisa Nolan recently quit her job to become a full time mum. She no longer feels like "a non-engaged employee and a half-arsed mother". But now she asks, is she a lesser version of herself because of her choice?

I have now been officially a stay-at-home mum for three weeks since giving up work.  ‘Stay-at-home mum’, is a term that I’ve never given much thought to but now that I am one, I’m not sure I like it. So, what other term am I more comfortable with, what is my new job title?  A homemaker? A housewife? Perhaps lady of the house or maybe I’m just classed as unemployed.  The truth is there is...

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