On Thursday, Ivanka Trump took to Facebook to reassure the public that she will not violate government ethics rules to promote her book Women Who Work.
“It makes sense because men don’t actually get pregnant, give birth, breastfeed and need maternity leave for their body to recover,” one mum wrote. “If more couples choose to share it, I guess the question will also be asked more to those fathers.
Keira Knightley is, admittedly, incredibly lucky. Not only does she have a career that pays her “really, really well,” but she can afford “really good childcare” too, a privilege that she tells Harper’s Bazaar is unique — but probably shouldn’t be.
There are many things to consider when deciding if and when to have children, but a new survey has revealed that mums under the age of 33 will have to factor in earning less money too. Research by the TUC has revealed that younger mothers suffer a 15% pay penalty, compared to women who don’t have children. The study reveals that women who choose to have children before the age of 33 earn less because they are likely to be out of work for a while, or return to a part-time position.
Just as every pregnancy and every baby is unique, so is every career – particularly when traditional job security doesn’t apply. Your parental leave won’t be the same as your other contract and freelancing friends’ and it will definitely be different than your traditionally employed pal’s. Strategize your leave to suit your job.
It’s thought the Duchess will take over from the Queen this summer and she won’t be the only royal to take up an active role in sport either. After princess Charlotte’s arrival on 2 May last year, it had been thought Kate would enjoy an extended leave of absence. Many of Kate’s duties most recently have focused on raising awareness of mental health issues.