Ask Aunt Battleaxe | Welcome to the mummy wars

22 Sep

This is great.

Sarah Ditum


Every Monday, Aunt Battleaxe will be here to cast a strident eye over your feminist woes.

Dear Battleaxe,

My woe is not a new one but a woe nevertheless. I have two young children. I love them, they’re adorably cute. I also work part time for a charity. I love it, and I’m pretty good at it too. My problem is this: I’ve been offered an amazing promotion, a good thing in itself you’d say. But it’s full time. And not just even full time, it’s full time plus. Having trialled it recently I managed not to see my youngest from Tuesday morning till Friday night as I was up before she woke and home after she went to bed.

Do I take the promote up and glittering career opportunities it offers but become a bit part in my children’s lives? (And lose touch with all school mum friends who…

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