Mother Courage: Getting down to the business of busyness

In which I examine my work ethic

14th July, 2012
Mother Courage: Getting down to the business of busyness
I wonder if now is the time to explain to my child that I am not actually one of those women who is trying to have it all.

In the early years, I find it impossible to get anything done. If a tidy home is a tidy mind, the babies stand between me and the sanity of an immaculate home.

It's a family curse, I know. My cousin, who recently broke her ankle on a children's roundabout, speaks of how she bum shuffles around the house every day to dust the skirting boards. I know because I don't have a single memory of...

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