In addition to au pair news, I’ll be publishing regularly links to British and international news, columns and blog posts on subjects related to childcare, parenting and family. Informative, controversial or inspiring, they’re all thought-provoking and make for an interesting read.
The first selection is about working mothers and the relationship with nannies replacing their presence.
1. Dr. Maja Miljanic Brinkworth, lecturer on demography at the University of Malta, argues that mothers cannot afford not to work and that the negative effects of mothers returning to work within six months after birth are small. Can mothers afford not to work? sparked some great comments.
2. On the other end of the spectrum, Newsmax.com’s Dr. Laura publishes a scathing review on a CNN column about working mothers’ relationship with nannies. She criticises using nannies as surrogate parents, as Mother’s Love Cannot Be Replaced by Hired Help.
3. Finally, a very nice blog post from a mother setting herself the goal of being a nanny for a portion of each day. Find out why on Everyday-Mom.com.