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Disagreements over who should take time of work to care for sick children are a cause of conflict for many.

Carer's leave a source of conflict for many couples

I'm very lucky that I work for myself so I'm able to work hours that I dictate and have the flexibility to do the school runs. But whose responsibility is it to stay home to be the carer when both parents work full time out of the home? Does it always fall to one of them, or should it be a case of sharing the sick leave?

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Beth with one of her two children.

The mum who became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

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Karelle Leroy with her six-week-old daughter and four-year-old son.

'I rarely take sick days'

The people who work more hours than a CEO and "soldier on" when ill.

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The sad truth about 'mumpreneurs'

The rise in the number of working mothers switching to self-employment might appear a good thing, but the underlying causes point to a serious problem.

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