When I look back, I remember the years my four children were young as “The Dark Ages”.
Not because they were terrible, in fact they were incredibly rewarding, but because life seemed to dissolve into a blur of shift work (my partner was then working as a chef), dropping kids off at kinder, school or childcare, and trying my hardest to be everything to everyone, a good mum at home and an effective nurse at work.
I doubt we were the only couple to pop open a bottle of champagne the day our youngest started school.
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Are you on annual leave right now? If so, you’re already doing better than one third of Australians who toil on through the entire year without taking a breath.
And there’s a very good chance you’re ruining your break entirely. Be honest – have you checked your Blackberry or your iPhone or your remote email account?
Did you take a call that related to work? Did you get online to check something work-related? Then you’re not really on leave.
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