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Jane Vanroe on collecting vintage powder compacts and compact mirrors. You can find Jane's designs at and on Amazon in the EU & USA

Fifty fifty

Powder compact family

The view today from my office

An important disclaimer for this site is that my husband is brilliant and I’m a bugger of a wife. Way back when, we (I) decided that we’d split baby care 50:50. And I mean 50:50. There have been ructions, tears and strops (mine) but somehow we worked it out. When William turned five months, husband scaled back so that I gained two uninterrupted days a week. It’s meant I can do this.

Only a week before the scale back, true 50:50 seemed the selfish dream of a work-shy wife. But now just two months later,¬†neither of us can imagine William-ing any other way. I still have guilt jitters about escaping 24:7 motherhood, but Tom Hodgkinson’s “The Idle Parent” helps… as does the view from my (our) office.

One comment on “Fifty fifty

  1. MsHargreaves
    November 26, 2010

    You do realise that, when this child is born, you and Hodgkinson will be my inspiration?

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