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‘They said why bother having kids if you don’t spend time with them?’


by Amanda Cassidy
22nd Oct 2022
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Amanda Cassidy's husband cooks, supervises the homework, does the school run to an equal level as her, and yet, the mother figure that has been cultivated over the generations means as a working mother - she still can't win.

I have a problem that nobody can solve. It’s the magnetic pull of motherhood fighting an opposite force; the passion to write books. The balance is impossible. It’s impossible because both need my full and absolute attention; both are 100% immersive, and both responsibilities I adore having in equal measure. Don’t get me wrong, I feel ridiculously lucky, but lately, it feels as if my efforts at balancing these twin tides of devotion is more...

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