The New Wave Of Working Mums

A study by  The Ohio State University and Mayo Clinic last year highlighted that women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers, are more likely to suffer with life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer.  With nearly 12,000 people taking part in the said survey, the results showed those working on an average of 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis.  The resulting effect of more stress and sleep and digestive trouble causing fatigue.

And a mother’s work is never done when the office hours are over.  Traditionally, Mum’s also do the lion’s share of work at home, including taking time off to look after sick children, school runs and everything in-between.  However, the new wave of working Mums are changing the rules of the game.

More women are starting to take charge of work-life balance and there is a growing shift towards...

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