I think, after 10 years, I have reached an understanding that parenting is infinitely harder than I anticipated, and balancing all the different aspects that make life good are impossible, especially while your children are young. I wonder what the better way is. I often think it is better paternity leave/family leave/flexible working options.
The comments on this article are worth a read, just for an understanding of how the older generation really don’t bloody understand, or choose not to, how tricky it is. Remember in the 90s when Keating floated the dollar, and pretty much acknowledged that for people to afford a house, both partners need to be working fulltime.
Yeah, the folks commenting on this article in such a harsh way would have raised their families by the time that happened.